Very much looking forward to this new 4 part album/release from James Ferraro. The first EP is a great listen and I think has been massively overshadowed by some bigger releases year, maybe due to it all being released independently. Musically I think it holds up great to a lot of other modern experimental music and I’m a bit of a sucker for concept work and oddball ideas that come with his music.
I think it holds up to ‘Age Of’ in its own way and is better in certain areas, great to see these two going down a similar but unique path, OPN is obviously benefitting from Warp records decent promo and advertising budgets and probably extra help with mixing or getting the OPN LP to sound as bloody great as it does.
The closing tune on this first LP could be off either of the last 2 OPN LPs, its a great little tune for anyone who enjoyed some of those weirder country-ish Ferraro demos he was posting a while back which are on youtube now.
This teaser for pt2 is cool, one of my more anticipated releases for the rest of the year now.
The feature in last months Wire Magazine really got me back into his work and even the newer work of his ex production partner Spencer Clarke who has many gems in his back catalogue. He is very well spoken and has a great twitter presence, I think he has shrugged off the prankster thing some people thought he has going, seems like his is incredibly sincere with his work. He is an artist I binge listen to then have a good break from before diving back in, luckily he has enough content to always find new and interesting bits plus he seems to be super productive on the release front which is great as a fan…
Anyone else feeling his new work? What are your thoughts on his older, Lofi recordings? Anyone else enjoy the Wire Feature?