Blues Control and Laraaji - FRKWYS
The FRKWYS series has facilitated quite a few unlikely but brilliantly inspired pairings in its short run and its always a treat to see what they'll come up with next. Volume 8 sees RSTB favorites Blues Control go into the studio with Laraaji, master of amplified zither and a collaborator of Eno's, whose name may be a bit more unfamiliar around these parts. The collaboration yields a languid soundworld filled with delicate spaces, bubbling synths and ripples of zither. The session yielded almost four hours of improvisations, deftly cut down into an album by the artists and as RVNG points out its almost impossible to believe that the two parties had never collaborated prior to the sessions. The resulting album is a pulsing, tonal landscape that reveals more depth and structure on each subsequent listen. In a series this consistent its hard to pick favorites but FRKWYS 8 is certainly one of the best and most essential they've produced yet.
Blues Control & Laraaji - Awakening Day
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