Live recording by Carl Patrick Bolleia.
*Excerpts from the album. Now available from Experimedia.net.* “We could talk about an improviser’s ability to listen to the other players around them and how important it is to crossing the line between jamming and spontaneous composition… But instead, we should dwell for 40 minutes on the idea of a person being at the top of their game. It is not an expression used in music very much, but it applies here. A musician can have many peaks at various points in their relationship to sound. At these moments, they are masters… wizards… conjuring other worlds almost immediately. This session documents a moment when two such musicians crossed paths… ” Black Dirt Studio Limited to 300 copies. Silk Screened at Bright Spot Ink.
Interpretations On F.C. Judd
Release Date: 20th May 2013
12 track 2 x LP (Edition of 500 pressed on white vinyl) / Download
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In January 2012 we released a 35-track compendium of F.C. Judd’s music and sound, it was called Electronics Without Tears. Fast forward to Spring 2013 and we are back with Fred for a very special LP to reignite his legacy.
For our tenth release we asked some of our favourite artists working today to submit a reinterpretation of the greatly undervalued early electronics pioneer, Frederick Charles Judd. We gave them Fred’s entire archive of sounds, tone experiments, field recordings and lectures and left it up them to produce an audio artefact befitting of Judd himself.
The players invited: Chris Carter, Perc, Pye Corner Audio, Holly Herndon, Mordant Music, Peter Rehberg, Bandshell, Ekoplekz, The Boats, Leyland Kirby, Karen Gwyer and Ian Helliwell.
Interpretations On F.C. Judd opens with Fred himself, welcoming us into his world before Ian Helliwell takes us into a fractured loop of radio static and gargled musique concrete.
From here we lurch through pure tape trips (Leyland Kirby, Chris Carter) dubwise refractions (Karen Gwyer, The Boats, PCA), haunted never-zones (Ekoplekz, Mordant Music, Perc), sublime vocal deconstructions (Holly Herndon) and frightening slashes of electronic deviance (Peter Rehberg, Bandshell).
Throughout Inspirations, Fred is never far away, reminding us how important visionaries like him stalk even the most future-bound of electronic music.
Ian Helliwell - Solid States
Perc - Woodford
Chris Carter - Flip-Flop
Holly Herndon - Control Sample
Mordant Music - Hoarded House (reMMix Fredit)
The Boats - Space Judder
Pye Corner Audio - Splice Block
Leyland Kirby - Slim Jim Wimshurst Mechanicals
Karen Gwyer - Judd Drums
Peter Rehberg - FJUDDmix 032013
Bandshell - Concrete Teeth
Ekoplekz - Fredwrek
Anna von Hausswolff - Mountains Crave (live) (by AnnavonHausswolff)
Furrer- Phasma [Score] (by John11inch)
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories Unboxed (by DaftPunkVEVO)
Live performance in Berkeley, CA by Amelia Archer and Hubert Ho.
my live band got together and recorded a version of “trust me” that we’ve been playing on tour together for the past year. it ended up being a favorite in the set, and i find it to be a great representation of the amazing musicians i’ve been touring with. thank you three for sharing your incredible gifts on stage every night. thank you especially to alex degroot for spearheading the immortalization of this version by mixing and engineering this track.
kim free — violin
nick turco — rhodes, organ
alex degroot — percussion, programming, mixing, engineering