Darkside’s Dave Harrington shares new single; announces debut album on Other People
Dave Harrington, one half of now-defunct band Darkside, is in the midst of preparing his debut album alongside the Dave Harrington Group. The forthcoming album, entitled Become Alive, is slated for an April 15 release date on Nicolas Jaar‘s Other People.
Become Alive will feature Harrington’s “favorite musicians and closest friends” – Jaar included. He states:
This record is the result of improvising with different combinations of people, and then processing and re-sculpting those improvisations—isolating passages, turning them into something new, overdubbing layers of myself, maybe taking something from another piece and superimposing it out of its original context. But each track is always me interacting with other people, sometimes just one or two… sometimes ten. There was flute, vibes, organ, Fender Rhodes, guitar, bass, two drummers, percussion, sax…just full-on, over-blown energy. I took all that and treated it as raw material in the mixing stage… but when you have ten people in a room, you can only edit so much. Everything is in every microphone anyway—it’s all connected, so it’s about turning it into whatever it wants to be.
Listen to the Dave Harrington Group’s experimentally-driven title track below.
01 White Heat
03 The Prophet
04 Cities of the Red Night
06 Become Alive
08 All I Can Do
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