Flanger is back! After 10 years, Atom™ and Burnt Friedman have composed and produced their fifth long player. This time, not surrendering to genre-restricting limits, both have progressed from the initial skills shown on their début album “Templates” back in 1999, which still spins today on many turntables: intangible, mutating, part jazzy-electronic sound beyond the constraints of time and space, “encoding sound and silence” (Press info 2002), “until our heads are spinning, and we no longer feel we are hearing correctly. Flanger creates music that stimulates your head and goes straight to your legs.” (Die Zeit, 2005). “Bet you didn’t think something this mutated could be this funky.” (Echoes, U.K. 2001)
Over the past years, both often retreated to Burnt’s Berlin studio in an attempt to release new energies. Their previous, distinctive albums “Spirituals” (Nonplace 2005) and “Inner Space/Outer Space (Nina Tune 2001) were the prelude to the incorporation of a decomposition of real jazz instrumentation or combinations resulting from midi-fied, electronic processing: “here was jazz but not jazz, techno but not techno, some evil hybrid …” (Montreal Mirror, 2005).
Apart from Hayden Chisholm’s saxophone contributions on two tracks, this is how it worked again for “Lollopy Dripper” – 50/50 duo mode composition with in-house, boosted equipment, very similar to the set-up in 1997, their foundation year, when the first tracks of the duo were produced within a week in Santiago de Chile – albeit with a customary, naturalistic Jazz-trio sound – in an almost “brain to midi”- modus.
02. Sweet Silence
03. Heady Men
05. Centre Of Unrest
08. They Don’t Know What They Don’t Know
09. Rubberhead Illusion
10. Cholorphyll Drop Shot
The album Flanger “Lollopy Dripper” (Nonplace) is going to be released October 16, 2015.