Artist: Ocean Fanfare
Title: Second Nature
Catalogue no.: BFREC067
Label: Barefoot Records
Style: experimental / A.I.
Release date: 07.07.21
Employing a rather simple algorithm, Ocean Fanfare has put together an Album that augments the freejazz quartet original instrumentation with Modular Synths, Drum Machines and Guitar pedals.
The album, with the subtitle Capitalist Transformation, is as the Title would suggest the second part of a Trilogy from Ocean Fanfare.
The Algorithm was programmed to analyse and merge Ocean Fanfare’s own pool of compositions and mold them together with 20th greats like Ellington, Monk, Stravinsky and Ligeti. The resulting material then served as the DNA, composers Sven Dam Meinild and Tomasz Dabrowski, could use to create the Originals for the Album.
The artwork for the Release is taken from a series of watercolor paintings by Ebbe Dam Meinild(Instagram: @grundarbejde ). The series portrays Danish land reclamation workers.
Ocean Fanfare’s Nature Trilogy is dealing with contemporary fields of interest like Biodiversity, Capitalism, Historicity and Power from an aesthetic point of view. The internationally acclaimed ‘First Nature’ was released in 2019. Third Nature is planned to be released in 2022. Ocean Fanfare released their debut album ‘Imagine Sound, Imagine Silence’ in 2014 with Tyshawn Sorey behind the drums.