FRED FRITH - IKUE MORI
A MOUNTAIN DOESN'T KNOW IT'S TALL
FRED FRITH: Home-made instruments,
various toys and objects,
electric guitar (on Nothing to It and Now Here)
IKUE MORI: Laptop electronics
1 Bodaishin 1'07
2 The Biggest Lie 0'57
3 Stirred by Wind and Waves 1'23
4 Nothing to It 5'11
5 Fushiryō 1'42
6 The Biggest Idiots 2'12
7 Nothing at All 3'16
8 Shōdōka 3'03
9 Good for What? 2'39
10 The Same Moon Sometimes Seems to Smile 2'13
11 Things as They Are 1'56
12 Hishiryō 3'51
13 A Thief Breaks into an Empty House 2'17
14 Now Here 5'17
15 Samadhi 5'28
Music by Fred Frith and Ikue Mori.
Recorded January 24th, 2015 by Peter Hardt at Jankowski Sound Fabrik, Esslingen.
Mixed on August 20th, 2020 by Peter Hardt at Sound Fabrik, except Now Here on March 2nd, 2018 by Peter Hardt at Sound Fabrik.
Mastered September 2020 by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha, Oakland.
Cover art: Heike Liss. Cover and graphic design: Fiona Ryan. Photo: Ayako Mogi. Published by Intakt Records,
Intakt CD 352 / 2021
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A Mountain Doesn't Know It's Tall. The title reflects the mood of this duo record of Fred Frith and Ikue Mori – playful, poetic, mysterious and open. The guitarist and the sound-artist have been working together for forty years. Live excerpts from their work are documented on Fred Frith's 3 CD box set Live at the Stone (Intakt CD 320).
In January 2015, Frith and Mori met in Germany to record the music for a radio play for Werner Penzel, the filmmaker and longtime friend of Fred Frith, for his film Zen for Nothing. After finishing their work, they used the free studio day to record their first duo album together. Influenced by the film music and inspired by the long friendship 15 pieces were created that are both wonderful sound sculptures and fascinating dialogues.
Fred Frith writes: "Air moving through ears and hair and lungs and pores, through songs,and scrapes, and scraps of this, that and the other." And Ikue Mori writes: "… it was about playing with the every-day noises that arise when cooking, playing ping-pong, and especially when laughing. There is a lot of joy in working with these recordings, interacting with them and making music."
A Mountain Doesn't Know It's Tall». Der Titel gibt die Stimmung dieser ersten gemeinsamen Duo-Platte von Fred Frith und Ikue Mori wieder: Verspielt, poetisch, geheimnisvoll, offen. Der Gitarrist und die Soundkünstlerin arbeiten seit vierzig Jahren zusammen. Live-Ausschnitte ihrer Arbeit sind auf Fred Frith's 3er-CD-Box «Live at the Stone» (Intakt CD 320) dokumentiert.
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