Tabs Out | Fabrica’s “Idle Chatter” Series Plows On with Second Installment

Fabrica’s “Idle Chatter” Series Plows On with Second Installment
2.9.18 by Mike Haley


Fabrica Records kicked off their Idle Chatter series in 2016 with a triple cassette featuring Gambletron, NaEE RoBErts, and Wren Turco called “Transparens.” The idea was to have an artist – in this case Wren Turco – choose two other artist to share the release with. Wren Turco described her thinking behind the curation:

“For this series, I chose powerful, diverse, female contributions by artists producing interdisciplinary work in the fields of audio and visual composition. Gambletron and NaEE RoBErts are two individuals that I feel are breaking boundaries in these fields and I am so honored to be working with them. The artwork was created from a sequence of transparent sculptural projections that gradually mutate in motion. The three images used were taken from a current project I’m working on entitled, ‘Jelly Sins.”

Preorders are up now for the second installment, “Held There, Beside The Signified.” Mkl Anderson handles the draft this time around and contributes under his long-haul moniker Drekka. Drekka recordings go back to the late 90’s and have been released on labels like Dais, Auris Apothecary, and his own Bluesanct operation. Anderson went with Pillars And Tongues and Skrei to round out this haunting triple tape. Samples suggest an uphill battle, one that requires stamina and dedication. Plenty of nagging echos and knee-deep mud slides happening during these long-playing tracks. Drekka, for example, lays out 3 dozen minutes of “sound palindromes.” Coupling that with Mark Trecka, Evan Hydzik, Ben Babbitt and Beth Remis’ panoramic Pillars And Tongues work and Giuseppe Capriglione abrasive ambiance as Skrei makes Idle Chatter a marathon, not a jog.

100 copies will be made. Preorders are up now with a release show scheduled for 2/25 @ Trans Pecos in NYC (aka “Big Apples”).

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