当店人気のフランスのレーベルIIKKIの2019年末新作！！ニューヨークを拠点に活動し1995年からリリースを開始、Steve Roden、Andrew Deutsch、Machinefabriek 、Lawrence Englishと共にサウンドアートおよびアンビエント作品を多く残して来たベテランStephen Vitielloと、氏と共に12kにて活動を共にして来た女性コンポーザーMolly Bergのタッグが6年振りに復活。もはやこのレーベルの出版物の特徴でもある不安定な揺らぎや寂れた感触、程よいノスタルジー風景をミックスしたボーカル入り楽曲を含む4トラック。生音が多めの構築が全体をクラシカルな感じに仕上げています。
Stephen Vitiello and Molly Berg met in Richmond, VA in 2007 and have stayed committed to an ongoing (if on-again, off-again) collaborative relationship ever since. Their first CD, "The Gorilla Variations" was released on 12k in 2008. The initial sessions for that CD began as a soundtrack for Brazilian video maker, Eder Santos. The two went on to create 2 more releases for 12k: MOSS (also with Steve Roden and Olivia Block) and "Between You and The Shapes You Take". Together they make use of instruments that they do and don’t know how to play and seem to have the most productive recording sessions in offices and empty rooms rather than proper studios.
The title "I Drew A Fish Hook, And It Turned Into A Flower" comes from the book Mental Radio by Upton Sinclair (published in 1930). Sinclair and his partner did studies on telepathy, creating drawings based on aspects of mind reading. Like the previous sessions, Molly and Stephen didn't speak about what they were going to do and just relied on an unspoken interaction in ways that Stephen saw mirrored in the book. The title proposed comes from one of the drawings where one drew a fish hook and from the idea of one person starting with an image and the other twisting it into their own variation.
This current album for IIKKI is perhaps a turning point, bringing in a new level of musicianship from some fantastic collaborators and working towards more complex compositional structures.