Each week dublab co-founder Frosty guides you through an exploration of the vast Future Roots music spectrum on Celsius Drop. Tune-in to reach those outer realms.
On this episode, long-time dublab favorite Andrew Pekler graced the airwaves in the second hour of the show to guide us through a guitar-laden landscape. These are no humdrum strums. Come get some wondrous wah-wah from Pekler’s meticulous mind.
FROSTY’S FILL UP:
Felicia Atkinson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – And the Flowers Have Time for Me
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Loom
Julia Holter – Another Dream
Michele Mercure – Ghosts Before Breakfast
Jun Fukamachi – Breathing New Life
Ursula Bogner – Photosphare
Foodman – Nanika
Georgia Ann-Muldrow – I.O.T.A.
Olev Muksa – Laulik elektroonik
R. Girardin – Atrium Air
Makaya McCraven – Holy Lands
Kora tape demo
Tanka Eliasi – Ravoro iii
Koray Kantarcioglu – Percussions
Daniel Lentz – O-Ke-Wa
Golden Hits – ?
Andrew Pekler – Moon Velvet (Shadows, Rivers, Whispers, Windmills)
ANDREW PEKLER’S “GUITAR TOPOLOGIES MIX”
Mix starts at the one hour mark. Zoom on forward or ease on up to it.
ABOUT ANDREW PEKLER:
Andrew Pekler was born in 1973 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. His family immigrated to the United States in 1980. He has resided in Germany since 1995. As an artist, Pekler works with techniques of digital sampling and analog synthesis to re–contextualize found sounds and archival musical materials.
His last album release, Tristes Tropiques is a collection of synthetic exotica, pseudo- ethnographic music and unreal field recordings. More recently, Pekler has employed strategies of imaginary ethnography to produce the piece “Description of an Island”, which was premiered at the 2017 INA – GRM Présences Électronique festival and to assemble Phantom Islands – A Sonic Atlas, an interactive online map that charts the sounds and histories of islands that were once found on nautical maps but have since disappeared.
Andrew Pekler’s live performances are largely improvisational works-in-progress in which he produces a flow of spontaneous new compositions using the sonic and visual components of his most recent and upcoming projects.
He has taken part in international festivals including Mutek (Montreal), Club Transmediale (Berlin), Unsound (New York & Krakow), Unmenschliche Musik (HKW, Berlin), Liquid Architecture (Australia) and Mini Midi (Beijing), Présences Électronique (Paris), Borderline (Athens), Presencias Electronica (Mexico City).
In addition to his studio productions and live performances, Andrew Pekler has composed music for theater, dance, and film and played numerous concerts in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia.