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“Selective Sync Conflict” is a tag-team exploration of the areas where organic instrumental musicianship and digital sound sculpture blend together until the seams disappear. It’s a collection of ambient meditations, blues-rock stompers, cosmic jazz, and glitchy funk - sometimes, all in the same song.
In this corner: Taggart - the art-music alias of Ross Garren, an award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist whose vocabulary encompasses blues harmonica, jazz piano, extended classical techniques, vintage analog keyboards and cutting-edge digital synthesis.
In that corner: Andre LaFosse - a guitarist and producer specializing in “turntablist guitar,” a post-DJ approach to live looping based around fragmenting performances in real time and reconfiguring them as glitchy, grooving refractions of their former selves.
Using Andre’s angular electro-acoustic improvisations as a starting point, Ross has built a collection of expansive cinematic sound worlds: densely layered, filled with subtle intricacies, a widescreen digital panorama filled with landmarks of raw, unpolished organic expression. Alternately pristine and messy, somber and silly, raucously energetic and pensively withdrawn, “Selective Sync Conflict” is inspired by its myriad influences even as it belongs to none of them.
released May 19, 2015
Music by Ross Garren and Andre LaFosse
Lyrics by Ross Garren and Sarah Pigion
Produced by Ross Garren, Andre LaFosse, and Nick DePinna
Mixed by Nick DePinna
Mastered by Steve Kempster
Highlighter Pen Artwork by Bridget Klappert
Ross Garren: Acoustic/Electric Keyboards, Synths, Diatonic/Chromatic/Bass/Polyphonia Harmonicas, and Vocals
Andre LaFosse: Echoplex Digital Pro, Electric Guitar, and Synths
Gavin Salmon - Drum Set and Percussion ("Parkour Ballet", "Say Hey (Make a Change)", and "The Mendoza")
Hitomi Oba - Saxophone ("Car Light, Star Bright")
Erika Oba - Flute ("The Mendoza")
For more information, please visit:
Ross Garren - www.rossgarren.com
Andre LaFosse - www.altruistmusic.com
Nick DePinna - www.nickdepinna.com
Bridget Klappert - instagram.com/bridgetklappert
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