Frank Rosaly

Neolithic Extraction – The Malo Remixes

Utech Records URCD098
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After three years Frank Rosaly returns to Utech Records with Malo, his second full-length release for the label and follow-up to Centering and Displacement. With a sound befitting its title, Malo is a five track suite of sinister percussion and ambiguous space. For this album Rosaly composed distinct, stand-alone pieces, each with their own identity, yet thematically linked by his singular ear for imaginative performance. Aggressive drum assaults, creaking bowed metal, and complex polyrhythms conjure a monolithic wall of sound. Kalimba, drums, and subtle electronics are brewed into a whirlwind of noise; the skittering and disorienting sound of an ancient ritual. Malo is a dense, haunting album from one of the masters of unconventional music.

Rosaly has developed a personal and often visceral approach to drumming, whereby gesture is a primary element to the creation of sound. Deliberate motion that may or may not produce sound leads to surprising and raw discovery for both listener and performer. Using contact microphones, oscillators, effects pedals and analog synthesizers alongside an acoustic drum setup, Rosaly navigates a wide sonic palette; Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, jazz and non-idiomatic grooves, unconventional techniques, dense free-jazz vocabulary, heavy drones and feedback, as well as soft percussive language that evokes a wide range of color.

Source material remixed by:
Terence Hannum
Dead Neanderthals
Justin K Broadrick
Joshua Convey
Kevin Gan Yuen
Lasse Marhaug
David Cordero
Sten Ove Toft
Ural Umbo
Ryan Unks

Frank Rosaly: Neolithic Extraction – The Malo Remixes

Terence Hannum Frank Rosaly 6' 37''
Dead Neanderthals Frank Rosaly 3' 54''
Justin K Broadrick Frank Rosaly 6' 52''
Mothlite Frank Rosaly 5' 26''
Joshua Convey Frank Rosaly 5' 37''
Kevin Gan Yuen Frank Rosaly 3' 39''
Lasse Marhaug Frank Rosaly 5' 09''
David Cordero Frank Rosaly 8' 12''
Sten Ove Toft Frank Rosaly 5' 32''
Ural Umbo Frank Rosaly 6' 27''
Ryan Unks Frank Rosaly 9' 35''

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