Cassette Label
.
Image of Rob Fyre (LP)

Rob Fyre (LP)

£18.50

Pre-Order...The latest batch from Astral Spirits. These are on their way - we will ship in 14 to 21 days from 26 April

Exoplanet
by Rob Frye

First pressing of 600 copies on black vinyl. Cover Art by Matias Santa Maria &
layout by Dylan Marcus McConnell

On Exoplanet, Rob Frye generates an atmosphere in which drummers and improvisers orbit synthesizers, inhabiting a Goldilocks zone of electronic and biotic components. Some of the tracks were created spontaneously or composed of strict loops, but two of the arrangements are melodic adaptations of the song of Musician Wren. After working as a field biologist with the Institute for Bird Populations in California from 2012-2016, Frye began to slow down and transcribe birdsong, eventually developing a performative lecture called Hearing Hidden Melodies. "XC175020" and "XC222182" are not potential earth-like planets in another solar system, indeed they are individual birds recorded by Peter Boesman in the Amazon. This bird, known as Uirapuru in Brazil and La Flautista in Peru, reminds us of the mysterious sonic knowledge threatened on our very own home planet.

On this, his first album for Astral Spirits and his first as a leader, Rob played woodwinds and synthesizers and directed a specialized crew, recruiting Bitchin' Bajas (Drag City) bandmates Cooper Crain and Dan Quinlivan on engineering and electronics. Ben Lamar Gay's cornet (International Anthem) and Macie Stewart's violin (OHMME) pitch and roll, fueled by the dual propulsion of drummers Quin Kirchner (Astral Spirits) and Tommaso Moretti (Amalgam), while Nick Ciontea (brownshoesonly) consults on modular synthesizer. Like the Uirapuru, Edbrass Brasil (Sê-Lo!) also searches through fallen leaves in some of his own work, though for sound not insects. On "Innercosmos" we he hear his unconventional wind tubes, and on "XC222182" his voice calling as instruments gather, playing the bird's melody.

released April 23, 2021

ROB FRYE - compositions, woodwinds, synthesizers
COOPER CRAIN - electric organ, synthesizers
DANIEL QUINLIVAN - synthesizer, electronics, wurlitzer
BEN LAMAR GAY - cornet and wurlitzer
TOMMASO MORETTI - drums (right channel)
QUIN KIRCHNER - drums (left channel)
MACIE STEWART - violin on tracks 2, 5, and 7
NICK CIONTEA - synthesizer on tracks 3 and 4
EDBRASS BRASIL - wind instruments and voice track 3 and 5

Recorded by Cooper Crain at Decade
Mixed by Cooper Crain
Mastered by Mikey Young
Cover Art by Matias Santa Maria
Layout by Dylan Marcus McConnell

Thanks to Uirapuru, Ted Parker, Peter Boesman, Emily Bax, Adam Wille, Martin Frye, Cristian Pinto, Will Faber, Tadeu Mascarenhas, Estúdio Casa das Máquinas, Nate Cross, Erik Rasmussen, NASA, University of Iowa Space Audio.

Image of Gryphon Rue & Merche Blasco
Gryphon Rue & Merche Blasco
£8.50
Image of Amirtha Kidambi & Matteo Liberatore
Amirtha Kidambi & Matteo Liberatore
£8.50
Image of Rob Fyre (Cs)
Rob Fyre (Cs)
£8.50 — Sold out
Image of Aaron Novik
Aaron Novik
£8.50
Image of Chris Schlarb & Chad Taylor
Chris Schlarb & Chad Taylor
£18.50 — Sold out
Image of Wadada Leo Smith / Douglas R. Ewart / Mike Reed
Wadada Leo Smith / Douglas R. Ewart / Mike Reed
£18.50
Image of Lisa Cameron & Sandy Ewen
Lisa Cameron & Sandy Ewen
£14.00 — Sold out
Image of Michael Foster & Ben Bennett
Michael Foster & Ben Bennett
£8.50 — Sold out
Image of Chris Williams & Patrick Shiroishi
Chris Williams & Patrick Shiroishi
£8.50 — Sold out
Image of Vernacular
Vernacular
£8.50 — Sold out
Image of Kuzu
Kuzu
£18.00 — Sold out
Image of Luke Stewart
Luke Stewart
£25.00 — Sold out
Image of Quin Kirchner
Quin Kirchner
£28.50 — Sold out
Image of [Ahmed]
[Ahmed]
£18.00 — Sold out
Image of Hali Palombo
Hali Palombo
£8.50 — Sold out
Image of Andrew Weathers
Andrew Weathers
£8.50 — Sold out
Image of Roscoe Mitchell & Mike Reed
Roscoe Mitchell & Mike Reed
£20.00
Image of Montgomery and Turner
Montgomery and Turner
£8.50 — Sold out
Image of Landon Caldwell & Nick Yeck-Stauffer
Landon Caldwell & Nick Yeck-Stauffer
£8.50 — Sold out
Image of Jeremiah Cymerman / Charlie Looker
Jeremiah Cymerman / Charlie Looker
£8.50 — Sold out
Image of An Ayler Xmas
An Ayler Xmas
£22.50
Image of Icepick
Icepick
£19.50
Image of Apura!
Apura!
£14.50
Image of Charles Rumback
Charles Rumback
£13.00
You might also like