Finding solace and calm away from a lot of noise in his remote outpost in Donegal Ireland, Fono One has been rethinking his approach to his work.
This project brings Fone One back to his formative years as a trad musician which was all about improvisation. The first 'electronic' music he made was on cheap drum machines and samplers with a feeble 30 seconds of memory where the performance and improvisation as you recorded (to tape in one take) was about 80% of the composition process. He would then perform the tracks live at gigs as hands-on dub mixes and immediately they would become alive again.
When writing for this project he took to actually performing the tracks as much as possible with a new analog studio setup and then reign in the recordings and shape the track in the final edit.
All in all, you can hear the cogs in motion and the output here reflects the artist's thoughts on isolation, memory, the passing of time, and the art of doing nothing.
released May 14, 2021
Written & Produced & Mixed by Fono One
Mastering by Bob Macciochi @SC
Artwork by Andrew McHugh