q and also a :: GDFX
GDFX is the solo electronics project of Greg Fox who also creates music with Teeth Mountain, Family Of Love, and the transcendentalblackmetal unit Liturgy. Here are his answers to this here q and also a.
q: What is the last song you (really) heard?
q: What is your favorite food?
q: What is your favorite band to see live?
a: I have to say it’s Lightning Bolt. They’ve been my favorite live band since 2003, when I first saw them.
Listen: Colossus (mp3)
q: What is your favorite venue in NYC (if applicable)?
a: Shea Stadium, on Meadow street in Brooklyn. My cousin Adam Reich is one of the people running the place, and he’s also the main sound guy. Strong family vibes in there.
Honorable mentions (if only because I am not related to these people, not for any lesser amount of love): death by audio, silent barn, market hotel, and the meat wallet… Basically my friends’ places. What makes the brooklyn underground music scene so good is its infrastructure, which is largely due to the people who run the venues.
q: OK, President Obama appoints you as the first Secretary of Culture, to whom do you give your first grant?
q: Anything we should know about your latest project (whatever that might be)?
a: There is currently a new GDFX album in the works, which will be my first official release through a record label (the name of which I will not yet divulge) other than my own (Infinite Limbs/INFL). Thematic content inclusive of: collective consciousness, telepathy, the Morgenheutegesternwelt, the use of occult/otherwise esoteric meditation techniques, certain sub- and/or super-liminal resonant frequencies, the use of polyrhythms, drone, etc, states of trance, ecstasy, and what are sometimes referred to as “alternate realities”… Stepping outside of time as we experience it normally, to gain perspective and realize that we are one with all that is, beyond the current limits of our perception. Along the lines of reading a Dr. Bronner’s bottle while you’re in the shower- A soundtrack for the remote viewing of the void, visiting other parts of the galaxy and beyond, communicating with extraterrestrials, etc, if you will. A finger pointing to the moon, so to speak
It’s gonna be a banger.
[The following mp3] is totally in the demo stage- but it should give an idea of what some of this will sound like-
Listen: NEW REX (mp3)
[Here] is an excerpt from my recent live performance on WFMU, featuring collaborators Alexandra Drewchin (of Eartheater, Silver Summit and Lagoon), Ashiq Khondker (of Magnet City Kids), Tyler Dusenbury (of Thick Business, Family Of Love, and Liturgy), Max Eilbacher (of Teeth Mountain and Needle Gun), Mario Maggio (of PC Worship), and Turner Williams (of Ramble Tamble)-
Listen: (live @ WFMU 1/5/2010 part 3) (mp3)
You can download the rest of the recording, riding the tiger: good fortune and great success in 2010 and beyond (live on wfmu) for free @ Free Music Archive.
BONUS: Altered Ego (mp3)