Frank Rosaly / Neolithic Extraction – The Malo Remixes
After three years Frank Rosaly returns to Utech Records with Malo, his second full-length release for the label and follow-up to Centering and Displacement. With a sound befitting its title, Malo is a five track suite of sinister percussion and ambiguous space. For this album Rosaly composed distinct, stand-alone pieces, each with their own identity, yet thematically linked by his singular ear for imaginative performance. Aggressive drum assaults, creaking bowed metal, and complex polyrhythms conjure a monolithic wall of sound. Kalimba, drums, and subtle electronics are brewed into a whirlwind of noise; the skittering and disorienting sound of an ancient ritual. Malo is a dense, haunting album from one of the masters of unconventional music.
Rosaly has developed a personal and often visceral approach to drumming, whereby gesture is a primary element to the creation of sound. Deliberate motion that may or may not produce sound leads to surprising and raw discovery for both listener and performer. Using contact microphones, oscillators, effects pedals and analog synthesizers alongside an acoustic drum setup, Rosaly navigates a wide sonic palette; Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, jazz and non-idiomatic grooves, unconventional techniques, dense free-jazz vocabulary, heavy drones and feedback, as well as soft percussive language that evokes a wide range of color.
Source material remixed by:
Justin K Broadrick
Kevin Gan Yuen
Sten Ove Toft
Illustration by Wisconsin artist Zachary Worth.
CD limited to 300 copies.
Packaged in a heavy 7” letterpress sleeve with full-color insert.
Mastered by Lasse Marhaug.