While Dave Harrington and Nicolas Jaar‘s Darkside have been on an indefinite hiatus, the boys have reunited to work on Dave Harrington Group, the aforementioned Harrington’s new collaborative project.
According to Harrington himself:
This record is the result of improvising with different combinations of people, and then processing and re-sculpting those improvisations—isolating passages, turning them into something new, overdubbing layers of myself, maybe taking something from another piece and superimposing it out of its original context. But each track is always me interacting with other people, sometimes just one or two… sometimes ten. There was flute, vibes, organ, Fender Rhodes, guitar, bass, two drummers, percussion, sax…just full-on, over-blown energy. I took all that and treated it as raw material in the mixing stage… but when you have ten people in a room, you can only edit so much. Everything is in every microphone anyway—it’s all connected, so it’s about turning it into whatever it wants to be.
Along with Andrew Fox and Samer Ghadry, Jaar has helped co-produce the upcoming album, titled Become Alive.
Dave Harrington is back with Become Alive, which is out April 15th via Other People.
01 White Heat
03 The Prophet
04 Cities of the Red Night
06 Become Alive
08 All I Can Do
Photo by Chad Kammenshine (Pictured: Ben Lieberman, Tlacael Esparza, Cale Parks, Will Epstein, Morgan Z, Dave Harrington, Jordan Goldstein, Nate Sloan, Andrew Fox, Dr. Kevin Patton, Nicolas Jaar, Samer Ghadry)