Jake Jenkins w/guest Jeremy Harris – Friendly Futures Radio (11.07.16)

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Monday evenings, Friendly Futures Radio floats and fills the dublab skies with Los Angeles musical enthusiasm with particular hip-hop diligence, new age headiness and certainly Silky sentimentality. Cornering and covering all of the communities within the community, future roots on full. All in transcribing details within the history. We love the history!

This week featured a special in studio performance by Jeremy Harris.

Jeremy Harris is a modern explorer of that highly adventurous form of American folk music known as New Age. Recorded during the Autumnal and Vernal Equinoxes, Ages(Harris’ debut release with Gnome Life) expresses the many cycles lived by a total environment, and a single man. This is a tonally vast, tidally rhythmic, and texturally scintillating territory — featuring synchronized drones, improvisational melodic phrases, tape loops of acoustic instruments, and highly processed field recordings. Harris’ primary tools are an array of classic analog synthesizers (Minimoog Model D, Vox Continental, Korg MS-10, Juno 60, Moog Prodigy, and Korg Polysix).The first side of the album is one long form meditation on Harris’ enchanted home-place of West Marin, California, a twenty four minute opus dubbed “Double Fidelity”. By laying an atmospheric collage of nature sounds and vibraphones over his multi-synth setup, allowing these elements to converge at a central mixer and pass through a series of reverbs and delays, Harris constructs a musical environment that evokes the primordial elements of his home. The title of the piece refers to Harris’ belief that “the physical world is of an infinite resolution”.Side two expands into more emotional terrain. Three connected compositions, each titled “Release Technique” (I, II, II), arose amidst the unavoidable changes of life – moving from a beloved home, a relationship’s end. Harris intends for these compositions to be as therapeutic as they are exploratory: sonic offerings to help us cope with loss and change. As Harris says, “The music I like, regardless of genre, produces an alchemical effect on my state of being. It need not necessarily be gentle, reverent, or explicitly spiritual. But when I hear it, anxieties wither, understanding appears, and I become a useful member of the Universe.”

 

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Sage Caswell – From Here We Guard Upon The Soul
Black Marble – Self Guided Tours
Kuedo – Breaking The Surface
Daniel Ruane – Amino
Telephones – Highs and Lows
Barnaby Carter – It’s My Constant
Surface To Air Missive – Return Of Swan
Dan Streit – Icelandic (No Drums)
Neils Broos – Panic
Don’t DJ – Highbreeds
Black Marble – Missing Sibling
Wilco – Cry All Day
FaltyDL – D&C
John Maus – Hey Moon
OV – Perc Song
It’s Realistic – Sleep Cadet