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Methods Body // Plural Not Possessive LP

Methods Body // Plural Not Possessive LP

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This is a record released by Methods Body, an experimental jazz duo from Portland, USA, on the state's electronic label Beacon Sound in June 2023.

Contains 2 experimental ambient jazz ~ strange beats songs using drums and electronics that were created over a period of 5 years in a studio in the forest. DL code included. 

Below is an explanation by Pitchfolk.

"Methods Body's groundbreaking second album, Plural Not Possessive, is a fight against algorithms.

with John Niekrasz (drums, voice)Luke Wyland (keyboards, electronics, voice) creates musical and technical strategies that force us to break with old habits and patterns.Extrinsic song forms and standardized meters fall away.Time becomes a physical substance shaped to alter the listener's emotional experience.Wyland channels his lifelong stutter into the music of broken words.There's a lost language to this record, haunted by artifacts that the musicians can't explain.

with NiekraszWyland collaborated for more than two years in a studio in the woods, holding back the darkness at a time when being with others was impossible. Plural Not Possessive is a bold evolution of the ensemble's previous work, but it retains Methods Body's signature microtonality, eerie rhythms, world-building complexity, and unmistakable collaborative chemistry. I'm sure the fans will agree.

"Nothing feels fixed in Methods Body's music. This drum-and-electronics duo's debut album is as slippery as the deck of a boat in a storm: a muscular mix of strange time signatures. Rhythms, microtonal prepared piano riffs, and droning feedback all swing back and forth, collide, and shatter, resulting in a mix of free improvisation, minimal composition, and dance music. A distorted hybrid is born."

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Beacon Sound releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code. 12 "black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. Snares 09:23
  2. Baphomet 05:37
  3. Impedimenta 00:22
  4. Torches 05:40
  5. Garden 15:14

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Text excerpt by Philip Sherburne for Pitchfork (link) via Beacon Sound:

"Methods Body's groundbreaking second record, Plural Not Possessive, is an opus against the algorithm—ranging from 22 seconds to 15 minutes in duration, these five tracks reveal lush ecosystems woven out of the duo's spontaneous compositions.

John Niekrasz (drums, voice) and Luke Wyland (keys, electronics, voice) create musical and technological strategies that force them to break old habits and patterns. Extrinsic song forms and standardized meters fall away. Time becomes a physical substance sculpted to alter the listener's emotional experience. Wyland channels his life-long stutter into a music of broken speech. There are lost languages ​​in this record—it is haunted by artifacts the musicians can't explain.

Over two years, Niekrasz and Wyland worked together in their forest studio, staving off darkness at a time when it wasn't possible to be with others. Plural Not Possessive stands as a bracing evolution of the ensemble's previous work, but fans will still recognize Methods Body's hallmark microtonality, uncanny rhythms, world-building intricacy, and unmistakable collaborative chemistry.

"In Methods Body's music, nothing feels fixed in place. The drums-and-electronics duo's debut album is as slippery as the deck of a boat in a storm: Muscular rhythms in strange time signatures, microtonal prepared-piano riffs, droning feedback—they all careen back and forth, colliding, breaking into pieces. The result is a gnarled hybrid of free improv, minimalist composition, and dance music that advances in fits and starts, repetitive until it is not, knotty until it turns unexpectedly smooth." 

Artist: Methods Body

Label: Beacon Sound

This is a record released by Methods Body, an experimental jazz duo from Portland, USA, on the state's electronic label Beacon Sound in June 2023.

Contains 2 experimental ambient jazz ~ strange beats songs using drums and electronics that were created over a period of 5 years in a studio in the forest. DL code included. 

Below is an explanation by Pitchfolk.

"Methods Body's groundbreaking second album, Plural Not Possessive, is a fight against algorithms.

with John Niekrasz (drums, voice)Luke Wyland (keyboards, electronics, voice) creates musical and technical strategies that force us to break with old habits and patterns.Extrinsic song forms and standardized meters fall away.Time becomes a physical substance shaped to alter the listener's emotional experience.Wyland channels his lifelong stutter into the music of broken words.There's a lost language to this record, haunted by artifacts that the musicians can't explain.

with NiekraszWyland collaborated for more than two years in a studio in the woods, holding back the darkness at a time when being with others was impossible. Plural Not Possessive is a bold evolution of the ensemble's previous work, but it retains Methods Body's signature microtonality, eerie rhythms, world-building complexity, and unmistakable collaborative chemistry. I'm sure the fans will agree.

"Nothing feels fixed in Methods Body's music. This drum-and-electronics duo's debut album is as slippery as the deck of a boat in a storm: a muscular mix of strange time signatures. Rhythms, microtonal prepared piano riffs, and droning feedback all swing back and forth, collide, and shatter, resulting in a mix of free improvisation, minimal composition, and dance music. A distorted hybrid is born."

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Beacon Sound releases available at Tobira. 

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

Includes DL code. 12 "black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. Snares 09:23
  2. Baphomet 05:37
  3. Impedimenta 00:22
  4. Torches 05:40
  5. Garden 15:14

++

Text excerpt by Philip Sherburne for Pitchfork (link) via Beacon Sound:

"Methods Body's groundbreaking second record, Plural Not Possessive, is an opus against the algorithm—ranging from 22 seconds to 15 minutes in duration, these five tracks reveal lush ecosystems woven out of the duo's spontaneous compositions.

John Niekrasz (drums, voice) and Luke Wyland (keys, electronics, voice) create musical and technological strategies that force them to break old habits and patterns. Extrinsic song forms and standardized meters fall away. Time becomes a physical substance sculpted to alter the listener's emotional experience. Wyland channels his life-long stutter into a music of broken speech. There are lost languages ​​in this record—it is haunted by artifacts the musicians can't explain.

Over two years, Niekrasz and Wyland worked together in their forest studio, staving off darkness at a time when it wasn't possible to be with others. Plural Not Possessive stands as a bracing evolution of the ensemble's previous work, but fans will still recognize Methods Body's hallmark microtonality, uncanny rhythms, world-building intricacy, and unmistakable collaborative chemistry.

"In Methods Body's music, nothing feels fixed in place. The drums-and-electronics duo's debut album is as slippery as the deck of a boat in a storm: Muscular rhythms in strange time signatures, microtonal prepared-piano riffs, droning feedback—they all careen back and forth, colliding, breaking into pieces. The result is a gnarled hybrid of free improv, minimalist composition, and dance music that advances in fits and starts, repetitive until it is not, knotty until it turns unexpectedly smooth." 

Artist: Methods Body

Label: Beacon Sound