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Garfunkle, the bio-engineering scientist by day and producer on the keys by night, returns with his new release on Extra Lovely “This is My Home”. Available now on limited edition cassette and digital download here.

 

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Can’t Poison the Sunlight (Inspired by a poem from e.e. cummings) is a collaborative album between Ben Gray (aka Garfunkle) and Brian Steele (aka Stainless Steele).

Instruments Used: Sampled drums from Billy Martin & J-Zone, vintage keyboards, effects pedal, MPC2000, turntables & vinyl records.

Artwork by Jon Barwick
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GarfunkleNov. 2016 EP ///


GarfunkleElephant Noise (EL007 promo video)

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The new album “Fog” by Garfunkle is out now on Extra Lovely Records! /// Available on limited edition cassette and digitally here.

Garfunkle aka Ben Gray is a scientist by day working in the field of bio-engineering. He obtained his PhD from Cornell University and is currently living in North Carolina. By night, Garfunkle’s focus and scientific approach turns towards his music. He continues to tinker in the laboratory but his instruments of experimentation are different. His latest project “Fog” was produced using only a keyboard, drum machine and delay pedal with no samples; recorded on analog 4-track. The sound is experimental, minimal jazz beats created during the time of his wife’s pregnancy and inspired by the birth of his first child.

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Extra Lovely is proud to announce the first release as a label, ‘Extra Lovely Vol.1’ /// An introductory compilation that features a collection of artists who provide exotic, electronic, hip hop, psychedelic, jazz & melodic sounds as a shape of things to come. E.L Vol. 1 is available digitally and on limited edition cassette and can be purchased at our Bandcamp page. Much love and thank you for your support, E.L  ///

 

01 DJ ImageRep Da East
02 SwarvyPark Slope
03 N.O.M.A.D(((Condenser)))
04 All Shapes – 1,2 1,2 
05 Sir Froderick Things About You
06 Maf MaddixOther Side (produced by Deflon)
07 Headpiece – Take 5
08 N.O.M.A.D – (((Hello Low)))
09 GarfunkleA-Ok
10 Yikes the ZeroSleep Walk (produced by Adam Jeez)
11 Ghost McGradyTake off the Mask, Maria
12 MogillaHBowgie Break
13 Stainless SteeleSolitary Enlightenment remix (prod by DJ Image)
14 Asonic GarciaCancerian

 

Ben Gray aka Garfunkle a Pennsylvania native now residing in Boston is a scientist. Whether it be music, photography or bio-engineering Garfunkle disects his subject in order to understand fully the origin of its function. Once he’s gained that understanding he can rebuild that subject by his own hand. Garfunkle began as an MC and producer in high school then started working more with playing keys, programming drums and looping samples while attending college at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He produced a number of works while in Baltimore and developed a sound of his own. Tinkering being one of them is available for free download via bandcamp. Garfunkle’s music is rooted in jazz and hip hop. Using vintage keys synths, chopped up drum breaks, mathematic chord progressions and disection of samples; the science is in the sound. Garfunkle recently earned a PhD in Bio-engineering from Cornell University in Ithica, New York and is working on renewable fuels in Boston. Look for more releases from Garfunkle in the near future at Extra Lovely.