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Garfunkle – the bio-engineering scientist by day and producer on the keys by night, returns with his new release “We Are Waves”.

Ursula K. Leguin’s translation of the Tao Te Ching includes some of her commentary along the way. “We are waves. It is the sea,” she wrote, It being capital-I It, the Way. (This commentary is on a verse that includes the line “To know harmony/ is to know what’s eternal.” Hmm.) This album, these songs, do not represent some sort of reduction of Taoist principles, but the process is – always – an attempt to lose the self in it (It?). The wave is clearly less than the sea, and yet the wave is the sea. These songs, the end result of letting what happens happen, are some solid joints, and I hope the joy of the process shines through here.

These were recorded in 2018 and 2019, and the album was finished as I prepared to move with my family, feeling very much tossed by the sea, and making every attempt to embrace the change and consider how the sea’s waves are all essentially interconnected through the ocean, something vastly larger than any individual wave and that we know very little of.

I’ll also say that “we are waves” is a reference not only to Ursula K. Leguin’s commentary, but also to a fundamental physical truth about what we are. Some of that thinking pops up in “electrical output,” one of two tracks featuring vocal samples.

Well, this is all high-minded and I mean it as well as plenty more where words fail. Thirteen jams, held together as an all-but-completely instrumental album that I hope you’ll enjoy.

 

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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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