Sunday, July 03, 2022

Gabby Fluke-Mogul - Love Songs [Relative Pitch Records]

Put out on the circuit via the NYC-based label that is Relative Pitch Records on June 10th, 2k22 is Gabby Fluke-Mogul's "Love Songs", a 35 minutes and seventeen track spanning album piece in which the violin player conveniently, and somewhat cheekily, named all pieces subsequently going from "Love Song I" to "Love Song IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII". Recorded in a Manhattan studio in July of 2k21 we see Fluke-Mogul on a mission of taking the art of playing her instrument of choice to a new and undoubtedly extreme level, providing loads of off-kilter harmonies, harsh and scraping bowing techniques as well as violent outbursts and intense improvisations, partially accompanied by primordial vocal utterings or spontaneous rhythmic patters created live on location throughout the recording process whereas other pieces employ more of a semi-traditional approach towards the instrument, weighing in minimalist melodies and a certain melancholia both inherent to bowed and plucked sequences before, once again, falling back to the artists take on highly detailed and hypertechnical violin violence. If you're looking for one intense avantgarde album exceeding your typical realm of Modern Classical / Contemporary Classical music despite being closely related to the genres mentioned to check out these days you might well wanna go for this one.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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