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Adeline Hotel // Hot Fruit LP / CD

Adeline Hotel // Hot Fruit LP / CD

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※2024年3月28日のTobira Instore Showcaseに出演します

アメリカ・NYのポップレーベルRuination Records諸作を入荷しました。

本作は、レーベルオーナーAdeline Hotelが、2023年10月にリリースしたアルバムです。

牧歌的なアンビエント・フォーク〜ネオクラシカル・ジャズ7曲を収録。DLコード付属。

レーベルその他作品はこちら /// Click here to see more Ruination Records releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code. 12" black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. Beksul
  2. Seeing Yourself Seen
  3. Hot Fruit 03:22
  4. Little Chili
  5. Old Baldy
  6. White Sands
  7. Big Al

Text by Andy Cush via the label : 

"One pleasure of following Dan Knishkowy’s music as Adeline Hotel in recent years is the way each album suggests something new, building on what came before, rather than making a drastic break. A record of folk songs (2020’s Solid Love) led to a set of solo guitar explorations (2021’s Good Timing) led to a suite of piano-led chamber music (The Cherries Are Speaking, 2021’s second Adeline album). Hot Fruit, his latest, continues that gradual trajectory while opening the widest new territory in his discography yet. While its jazzy and orchestral acoustic-guitar-led instrumentals may have surface-level precedent in canonical albums by Jim O’Rourke and more recent ones by William Tyler or Marisa Anderson, they ultimately operate on a wavelength all their own.


Hot Fruit began as a work for solo guitar, pointed and narrative where Good Timing was diffuse and atmospheric. Each of the seven pieces contain a detailed enough trajectory that the album could have been finished there. Instead, Knishkowy brought the music to an ad hoc band that included the members of the jazz-leaning Brooklyn trio Scree (electric guitarist Ryan El-Solh, bassist Carmen Rothwell, and drummer Jason Burger), as well as pianist and longtime Adeline collaborator Winston Cook-Wilson (of Office Culture), and gave them free rein to add their improvisatory flourishes to his meticulous compositions. Knishkowy enlisted El-Solh to write further arrangements for an ensemble of strings, harp, and woodwinds, elaborate and precise where the band’s previous contributions had been loose and freewheeling.

The finished album is characterized by that push-pull interplay between composition and improvisation. Swirls of flutes, painstakingly notated, seem to follow the intuitive timing of the band jamming in the room. Acoustic guitar figurations arrive in joyous unison with pizzicato violins, lending the feeling that Knishkowy’s polyphonic playing is an orchestra unto itself. The wistful miniature “Little Chili” is so luxuriant in its arrangement, led by agile clarinet lines and punctuated by Alice Coltrane-esque arpeggios from harpist Rebecca El-Saleh, that it’s almost difficult to believe it began life on the guitar alone. On the sweeping “Seeing Yourself Seen,” pedal steel and piano rise like mountains on the horizon as the acoustic guitar outlines a highway from one feeling to another.

The contemplative tone of Hot Fruit feels like an extension of Good Timing, but the music’s sense of journey sets it apart from that album’s deliberate stasis. Each player’s personality is apparent even as they work diligently to support the whole. This is especially true of Knishkowy himself: Though Hot Fruit may be his most lushly orchestrated album, it is also the best showcase yet of his delicacy and subtle expressiveness as an acoustic guitarist. Each fingerpicked note glows with intention.

Thematically, Hot Fruit deals with the question of self-conception as relationships change. When we can no longer rely on other people’s long-held notions to help define us, we are left wondering: “Has my narrative of self become obsolete? How am I the same as what you'd thought? How am I different?” These questions are audible in the music’s blend of forethought and spontaneity. Some aspects of our identities we forge through years of work and consideration; others we make up on the fly." 

Artist : Adeline Hotel

Label : Ruination Records

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※2024年3月28日のTobira Instore Showcaseに出演します

アメリカ・NYのポップレーベルRuination Records諸作を入荷しました。

本作は、レーベルオーナーAdeline Hotelが、2023年10月にリリースしたアルバムです。

牧歌的なアンビエント・フォーク〜ネオクラシカル・ジャズ7曲を収録。DLコード付属。

レーベルその他作品はこちら /// Click here to see more Ruination Records releases available at Tobira.

--------------------------

Includes DL code. 12" black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. Beksul
  2. Seeing Yourself Seen
  3. Hot Fruit 03:22
  4. Little Chili
  5. Old Baldy
  6. White Sands
  7. Big Al

Text by Andy Cush via the label : 

"One pleasure of following Dan Knishkowy’s music as Adeline Hotel in recent years is the way each album suggests something new, building on what came before, rather than making a drastic break. A record of folk songs (2020’s Solid Love) led to a set of solo guitar explorations (2021’s Good Timing) led to a suite of piano-led chamber music (The Cherries Are Speaking, 2021’s second Adeline album). Hot Fruit, his latest, continues that gradual trajectory while opening the widest new territory in his discography yet. While its jazzy and orchestral acoustic-guitar-led instrumentals may have surface-level precedent in canonical albums by Jim O’Rourke and more recent ones by William Tyler or Marisa Anderson, they ultimately operate on a wavelength all their own.


Hot Fruit began as a work for solo guitar, pointed and narrative where Good Timing was diffuse and atmospheric. Each of the seven pieces contain a detailed enough trajectory that the album could have been finished there. Instead, Knishkowy brought the music to an ad hoc band that included the members of the jazz-leaning Brooklyn trio Scree (electric guitarist Ryan El-Solh, bassist Carmen Rothwell, and drummer Jason Burger), as well as pianist and longtime Adeline collaborator Winston Cook-Wilson (of Office Culture), and gave them free rein to add their improvisatory flourishes to his meticulous compositions. Knishkowy enlisted El-Solh to write further arrangements for an ensemble of strings, harp, and woodwinds, elaborate and precise where the band’s previous contributions had been loose and freewheeling.

The finished album is characterized by that push-pull interplay between composition and improvisation. Swirls of flutes, painstakingly notated, seem to follow the intuitive timing of the band jamming in the room. Acoustic guitar figurations arrive in joyous unison with pizzicato violins, lending the feeling that Knishkowy’s polyphonic playing is an orchestra unto itself. The wistful miniature “Little Chili” is so luxuriant in its arrangement, led by agile clarinet lines and punctuated by Alice Coltrane-esque arpeggios from harpist Rebecca El-Saleh, that it’s almost difficult to believe it began life on the guitar alone. On the sweeping “Seeing Yourself Seen,” pedal steel and piano rise like mountains on the horizon as the acoustic guitar outlines a highway from one feeling to another.

The contemplative tone of Hot Fruit feels like an extension of Good Timing, but the music’s sense of journey sets it apart from that album’s deliberate stasis. Each player’s personality is apparent even as they work diligently to support the whole. This is especially true of Knishkowy himself: Though Hot Fruit may be his most lushly orchestrated album, it is also the best showcase yet of his delicacy and subtle expressiveness as an acoustic guitarist. Each fingerpicked note glows with intention.

Thematically, Hot Fruit deals with the question of self-conception as relationships change. When we can no longer rely on other people’s long-held notions to help define us, we are left wondering: “Has my narrative of self become obsolete? How am I the same as what you'd thought? How am I different?” These questions are audible in the music’s blend of forethought and spontaneity. Some aspects of our identities we forge through years of work and consideration; others we make up on the fly." 

Artist : Adeline Hotel

Label : Ruination Records