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A Mountain Doesn't Know It's Tall (Hi​-​Res 24bit 44​.​1khz)

by Fred Frith

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Bodaishin 01:07
Fushiryo 01:42
Shodoka 03:02
Hishiryo 03:50
Now Here 05:17
Samadhi 05:27


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A Mountain Doesn't Know It's Tall. The title reflects the mood of this duo record of Fred Frith and Ikue Mori – playful, poetic, mysterious and open. The guitarist and the sound-artist have been working together for forty years. Live excerpts from their work are documented on Fred Frith's 3 CD box set Live at the Stone (Intakt CD 320). In January 2015, Frith and Mori met in Germany to record the music for a radio play for Werner Penzel, the filmmaker and longtime friend of Fred Frith, for his film Zen for Nothing. After finishing their work, they used the free studio day to record their first duo album together. Influenced by the film music and inspired by the long friendship 15 pieces were created that are both wonderful sound sculptures and fascinating dialogues. Fred Frith writes: “Air moving through ears and hair and lungs and pores, through songs,and scrapes, and scraps of this, that and the other.” And Ikue Mori writes: “… it was about playing with the everyday noises that arise when cooking, playing ping-pong, and especially when laughing. There is a lot of joy in working with these recordings, interacting with them and making music.”



released February 12, 2021

Fred Frith: Home-made instruments, various toys and objects, electric guitar (on “Nothing to It” and “Now Here”)
Ikue Mori: Laptop electronics

Recorded January 24th, 2015 by Peter Hardt at Jankowski Sound Fabrik, Esslingen. Mixed on August 20th, 2020 by Peter Hardt at Sound Fabrik, except Now Here on March 2nd, 2018 by Peter Hardt at Sound Fabrik. Mastered September 2020 by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha, Oakland. Cover art: Heike Liss. Cover and graphic design: Fiona Ryan. Photo: Ayako Mogi. Produced by Fred Frith and Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt, Anja Illmaier, Florian Keller. Published by Intakt Records, P.O. Box, 8024 Zürich, Switzerland.


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Fred Frith Oakland, California

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser Fred Frith has been making noise of one kind or another for almost 50 years.
Fred is best known as a pioneering electric guitarist and improviser, song-writer, and composer for film, dance and theater.

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