floating foundations # 2
CD jewel case
This second volume marks a continuity and a change - a continuity because, like the first volume, 5 musicians wrote a 10 minutes electronic pieces exclusively for the project. And a change because, this second attempt is more varied and explores other domains. The approach of Mark Clifford (ex-Seefeel), for exemple, amends the deal - it's more immediate, less meditative. iIt was good to work with him again.We had already collaborated with his first band - seefeel (highly underestimated in our point of view). Ddavid Toop gives us a brand new piece too featuring electronics and guitars (a good choice after his full-length CD "37th floor at sunset" SR163). Happy too to meet again Robin Rimbaud (after many collaborations and 3 full-length CDs since 1995). First outing and first success for Hard Spleeper aka our designer Peter Maybury (who just completed the design for "our electronic anthologies). A fine conclusive piece by CM von Hausswolff (first collaboration after his "Rays of Beauty", SR88). All in all, the whole is more like a strong energy (the beginning) that, little by little, turn into a deep and intelligent drone.
disjecta : : Mark Clifford
Some great records for Warp as Disjecta, the founder of Seefeel - their "succour" remains the perfection of electronica, give us here a complex and sampled work based solely on his own guitar. One of the stronger pieces he has written.
Avant guarde musician, brilliant journalist, writer and sound curator. David Toop is still for us (and not only for us I guess) a landmark in vivid music. The booklet includes an unpublished text written recently by him and complemeting the notion of "floating foundation 2".
Scanner : : Robin Rimbaud
The active companion in our thoughts and actions for several years, now. After a break, it's already his first pearl for a new beginning.
Hard Sleeper : : Peter Maybury
Well knowned as designer and typographer. This is Peter's first music release on a label - if we except his book (including a CD) published by the famous "immigré" typography company.
Carl Michael Von Hausswolff
In a few words : he was there before many others - more involved now in art /sound installation around the world (Venise, Sydney, Sao Paolo...).