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David Tholfsen // Walk With Me LP

David Tholfsen // Walk With Me LP

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アメリカ・NYの実験音楽家Dan Gilmore主宰レーベルSpoor LLC諸作を入荷しました。

本作は、カリフォルニアの実験音楽家David Tholfsenが、2022年5月にリリースしたレコードです。

ハイキング中に浮かんだメロディを6トラックで録音したアカペラ22曲を収録。

どんなに辛いことがあった日にもこれを再生すれば、「こんなに変な音楽を真面目に作っている人がいるんだ」と少し元気にさせてくれます。

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

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12" black vinyl. 

Artist statement by David Tholfsen:

"The majority of these songs are conjured up while walking or hiking. The songs come home and three to 6 voices are multi tracked and mixed together. There are chants and rhythms that move your feet, climb that hill, cross that street. Pick out a song, set it on loop and walk for miles."

Spoor LLC:

"David Tholfsen is an American musician and artist living in San Leandro, CA. He was the primary voice and songwriter of the group U.S. Saucer, an electric folk trio active in the 1990s who recorded three LPs and a 7" for the Amarillo Records label. In the two decades prior, Tholfsen performed in many groups in Iowa, Arizona, and ultimately San Francisco, where his heavy art-rock outfit Blow reduced itself to the slow-drip syrup of his flagship endeavor. During this time, he also appeared on recordings by Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 and the Zip Code Revue. Post-Saucer, David shared a split 7" with Suzanne Langille on the Road Cone label's Instress series. He continued to record music privately throughout the 2000s, solo and with his bluegrass band The Tinnitans. His work outside of music includes a skilled practice in ceramics, sculpture, and puppetry—often vehicles for the same narratives, jokes, and wordplay of his songwriting. Walk With Me comes 25 years after his last appearance on a vinyl record. 

Walk With Me showcases David's signature vocal stylings, in the form of multitrack renditions of chants that arose while regularly hiking the Oakland hills in recent years. If one was so curious to pry, there's likely an anecdote and specific location to apply to each track—but here they are offered for general utility and enjoyment. The spike of endorphins, mantric mind loops, literal peaks and valleys, and fluctuation of available breath color his chants with a natural dynamism. Tholfsen's personal intention is one of practical use for the listener, as an encouragement to sing along and achieve the same mental and physical workout. For the home listener: tuneful mouth music, mostly non-lexical folk tunes with lots of lilting vocables and wild harmonizing to swirl up unusual patterns, bolstered by the giant spirit of a guy who's been doing this a long time. Through a squint, these recordings could be reckoned as more of a text-sound performance deal for those who brain about in fancypants—but no need to detract from the charm and liveliness of the natural composition ('improvisations over improvisions'). Always a familiar melody or song form to keep on the path, with enough craggy embellishments and curious tangles on the periphery to keep it interesting. A new rendition of an old Saucer track, "Shake Smear Laugh and Roll", along with two others, even offer something in the way of lyrics (tip: they all have lyrics if you listen enough times). "Pick out a song, set it on loop and walk for miles," is an alternate suggestion from David."

Tracklist:

A1         Masterpiece   1:41
A2         Back To The Porcelain    2:24
A3         High Breeze From The Tiny Tops    2:02
A4         Muddier Than You Might Think    1:24
A5         Shake Smear Laugh And Roll    2:04
A6         B-Beach Shanty    1:44
A7         Back In The Muds    1:34
A8         High Winds And No Juice    1:22
A9         Dipping Dot Shoes    3:01
A10       Bin Sod Cheese Dust    1:17
A11       Last Rain Question    2:24
B1         2000 Lbs Of Pleasant    2:26
B2         Cover Bruce    0:27
B3         Apex O Plex    1:46
B4         Post X-Ray    2:07
B5         Cut A Rug    1:55
B6         The Dunnage    2:19
B7         Pre-Smoke Off The French Trail    1:52
B8         Nevada Might Do It    1:27
B9         In Mike's Wake    3:39
B10       Grizzly Path Hope    1:31
B11       Surly Sill    2:18

Artist : David Tholfsen

Label : Spoor LLC

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アメリカ・NYの実験音楽家Dan Gilmore主宰レーベルSpoor LLC諸作を入荷しました。

本作は、カリフォルニアの実験音楽家David Tholfsenが、2022年5月にリリースしたレコードです。

ハイキング中に浮かんだメロディを6トラックで録音したアカペラ22曲を収録。

どんなに辛いことがあった日にもこれを再生すれば、「こんなに変な音楽を真面目に作っている人がいるんだ」と少し元気にさせてくれます。

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

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

12" black vinyl. 

Artist statement by David Tholfsen:

"The majority of these songs are conjured up while walking or hiking. The songs come home and three to 6 voices are multi tracked and mixed together. There are chants and rhythms that move your feet, climb that hill, cross that street. Pick out a song, set it on loop and walk for miles."

Spoor LLC:

"David Tholfsen is an American musician and artist living in San Leandro, CA. He was the primary voice and songwriter of the group U.S. Saucer, an electric folk trio active in the 1990s who recorded three LPs and a 7" for the Amarillo Records label. In the two decades prior, Tholfsen performed in many groups in Iowa, Arizona, and ultimately San Francisco, where his heavy art-rock outfit Blow reduced itself to the slow-drip syrup of his flagship endeavor. During this time, he also appeared on recordings by Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 and the Zip Code Revue. Post-Saucer, David shared a split 7" with Suzanne Langille on the Road Cone label's Instress series. He continued to record music privately throughout the 2000s, solo and with his bluegrass band The Tinnitans. His work outside of music includes a skilled practice in ceramics, sculpture, and puppetry—often vehicles for the same narratives, jokes, and wordplay of his songwriting. Walk With Me comes 25 years after his last appearance on a vinyl record. 

Walk With Me showcases David's signature vocal stylings, in the form of multitrack renditions of chants that arose while regularly hiking the Oakland hills in recent years. If one was so curious to pry, there's likely an anecdote and specific location to apply to each track—but here they are offered for general utility and enjoyment. The spike of endorphins, mantric mind loops, literal peaks and valleys, and fluctuation of available breath color his chants with a natural dynamism. Tholfsen's personal intention is one of practical use for the listener, as an encouragement to sing along and achieve the same mental and physical workout. For the home listener: tuneful mouth music, mostly non-lexical folk tunes with lots of lilting vocables and wild harmonizing to swirl up unusual patterns, bolstered by the giant spirit of a guy who's been doing this a long time. Through a squint, these recordings could be reckoned as more of a text-sound performance deal for those who brain about in fancypants—but no need to detract from the charm and liveliness of the natural composition ('improvisations over improvisions'). Always a familiar melody or song form to keep on the path, with enough craggy embellishments and curious tangles on the periphery to keep it interesting. A new rendition of an old Saucer track, "Shake Smear Laugh and Roll", along with two others, even offer something in the way of lyrics (tip: they all have lyrics if you listen enough times). "Pick out a song, set it on loop and walk for miles," is an alternate suggestion from David."

Tracklist:

A1         Masterpiece   1:41
A2         Back To The Porcelain    2:24
A3         High Breeze From The Tiny Tops    2:02
A4         Muddier Than You Might Think    1:24
A5         Shake Smear Laugh And Roll    2:04
A6         B-Beach Shanty    1:44
A7         Back In The Muds    1:34
A8         High Winds And No Juice    1:22
A9         Dipping Dot Shoes    3:01
A10       Bin Sod Cheese Dust    1:17
A11       Last Rain Question    2:24
B1         2000 Lbs Of Pleasant    2:26
B2         Cover Bruce    0:27
B3         Apex O Plex    1:46
B4         Post X-Ray    2:07
B5         Cut A Rug    1:55
B6         The Dunnage    2:19
B7         Pre-Smoke Off The French Trail    1:52
B8         Nevada Might Do It    1:27
B9         In Mike's Wake    3:39
B10       Grizzly Path Hope    1:31
B11       Surly Sill    2:18

Artist : David Tholfsen

Label : Spoor LLC