Alchemy - Digital Only CD SKPST008


Alchemy - Digital Only CD SKPST008


Alchemy - Digital CD #SKPST008

  • Erik Friedlander, cello
  • Teho Teardo, electronics, guitars, keyboards

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Produced by Ed Bendhorf & Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander: cello, sample programming, mixing.

Scott Solter: engineer and live processing.

Design & Original Artwork by Candas Sisman

All compositions by Erik Friedlander (ASCAP)

Alchemy is selection of solo pieces and studio concoctions recorded from 2005 to the present. This is a digital release of the 10" vinyl produced and released by Honir. The digital Alchemy has a number of bonus tracks not contained on the vinyl, including more duo work from Erik with Italian composer Teho Teardo.

"Lee Av," "Assassins or Bridge Blowers," "Wag," and "Out, Out" were recorded by Scott Solter, August 22-23, 2005 at Pueblo Studios, San Francisco, CA; mixed by Scott Solter at The Tiny Telephone, September 7, 2005.

"Glow," "Alchemy," and "Halo" were recorded and mixed by Erik Friedlander at Arconomics during 2008-9.

The title "Assassins or Bridge Blowers" is taken from Cormac MacCarthy's Child of God. "Wag" is from a poem by John Berryman; "Out, Out" from Robert Frost. All these texts were used as jumping-off points for improvisation in the studio during the 2005 sessions (orig. for "Block Ice & Propane").

1. Glow

2. Wag (after John Berryman)

3. The Wrong Answers

4. Lee Av

5. Folly (for Ken Follett)

6. Assassins or Bridgeblowers

7. Catching Hold

8. Alchemy

9. Gentle Bonds

10. Halo

11. Blood

12. Allegiance (for Alan Furst)

13. Out, Out (after Robert Frost)

Release Date: March 19, 2012