Necks pianist Chris Abrahams presents a diverse album that ranges from eruptive electronics, beautiful acoustic improvisation, and rich soundscapes, a unique journey through styles and techniques unified by a patient and transformational approach.
Fluid To The Influence
Released in: Australia
Chris Abrahams returns with Fluid To The Influence. Building upon the foundation of his previous three editions for Room40, Abrahams charts out a divergent course through lilting piano flows, distended organ passages, thunderous electronic eruptions, and focused concrete explorations.
Fluid To The Influence spans a huge spectrum of sound, each movement calling forward to the next in a flowing motion that demonstrates Abrahams's commitment to and interest in the album as an artistic form. Known widely for his piano work with post-everything trio The Necks, Abrahams's output as a composer orbits an otherworldly sonic sphere.
Piano is just one element he draws upon to create a deliberately expansive sound field within which the listener is invited to become lost. He is one of the most significant voices in Australian music, and arguably one of the most restless and original artists creating work today.
From Lawrence English: "In 2015, whilst celebrating our 15th anniversary, I revisited all of Chris's records. I still have such strong memories of listening to Thrown in his living room in 2004. It was late, after a concert for NowNow Festival, and the living room in which we were seating was dim. Some light crept in from the kitchen, scarcely that of a flickering candle. The music started and forever my world was changed."
On Fluid To The Influence Chris continues his tradition of creating deeply personal and evocative sonic worlds. He has a compositional sensitivity and gravity few other artists share. This album draws together the divergent trends in his music creating a powerful and at times hallucinatory audio-vision."-Room40Also available on vinyl LP.
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Catalog ID: RM 464CD
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Packaging: Cardboard sleeve
Tracks 1 to 4, 7 & 8 recorded at Challis during 2014 and 2015.
Track 5 performed at The Melbourne Town Hall.
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1. One-Liter Cold Laptop 4:58
2. Scale Upon the Land 5:12
3. Receiver 4:51
4. Clung, Eloquent 4:37
5. Trumpets of Bindweed 4:40
6. The Stones Continued Intermittently 6:34
7. As Tranquil as an Apple 5:57
8. Rust and Comet 4:42