Two of LA’s finest sonic explorers, Cameron Stallones (Sun Araw) and matthewdavid, got together to create the exceptional LIVEPHREAXXX tape. This guitar-free recording sets itself apart from much of Sun Araw’s catalogue, but evokes the ghetto blaster tones of the recent “Last Chants“. Beat master matthewdavid’s live remix gives the 30 minute tape a liquid Sci-Fi aura. The full recording was overseen by illustrious producer Aristocrat P. Child (?), who recounts the session below:
“The legendary invite-only parties at SUN ARK STUDIOS had reached a climax in late summer of 2010; steamy, ambiguous police actions, lenticular object sightings, and spontaneous dance-floor teleportations all pointed at a sinister portal that would have to be danced through. For the 3am set, MATTHEWDAVID joined SUN ARAW onstage for the moment of germination: SUN ARAW retrieved melodic objects while MD dilated, distended, folded, and flung them through the gateway. After listening from the control room with eyes closed, I wandered onto the dancefloor: the partygoers had vanished, and the entities that were moving to these grooves were tough to identify, multiplying rapidly in fractal-like patterns and slipping sideways into shadow. I caught a cab and got out of there. I have no idea who finished the recording.”
LIVE PHREAXXX Side A Track 3
Words: Samantha Cornwell with Aristocrat P. Child
LIVEPHREAXXX is available this week from Leaving Records. If you’re in Los Angeles on December 17, and want to get lenticular, check out WHERE IS YOUR CHILD? With DJs Sun Araw and M. Geddes Gengras.