An extension and evolution of Greg Fox’s rigorous, virtuosic sound-making practices, Contact, his first solo album since 2017’s The Gradual Progression, finds the multidisciplinary artist accessing ever more raw and ruminative states, processing the tumult of sentience into stick-hit-drum.
Today, Greg also launches a crowdfunding initiative to build a public-facing recording studio in his native state of New York. As Greg notes in his Kickstarter mission statement in light of the current global crisis, “I hope that if anything this campaign can be a source of encouragement to others. I believe in the future of music. I believe that we will find a way to get through this.” Complete info here:
We’ve arrived both at the end and the beginning of our path to Greg Fox’s second solo album The Gradual Progression. To celebrate the day of its release, we’re sharing a new video for “By Virtue of Emptiness” directed by Johann Rashid, whose particular lens you may remember from our documentary on the making of Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Ariel Kalma’sWe Know Each Other Somehow and Stellar OM Source’s “Live.”
Rashid’s work on “By Virtue of Emptiness” is a visual representation of Greg’s individual and universal progression as a musician through personal and performative dream states and stages. The video features Maria Kim Grand (tenor sax) and Michael Beharie (nylon guitar), two artists that contributed to The Gradual Progression, alongside a slew of footage that Greg has captured over the years. Watch the video below:
Greg will tour throughout Europe this September (dates below) and will return stateside to play his album release show at New York City’s The Kitchen on October 7th
9/8/17 – London, UK – Café Oto (workshop)
9/9/17 – Santiago, ES @ WOS Festival
9/13/17 – Lisbon, PT @ ZDB
9/14/17 – Barreiro, PT @ ADAO
9/15/17 – Porto, PT @ Teatro Rivoli
10/07/17 – New York, NY @ The Kitchen
11/10/17 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
The Gradual Progression is a transformative collection of new music by Greg Fox. The seven pieces of The Gradual Progression activate spiritual states through physical means, Fox’s rigorous inner rhythms the mandalic vessel for unbound expression and arrangement. TGP signals both a reconciliation of disparate musical ventures and a new nirvanic stage in the artist’s oeuvre.
TGP includes contributions from musicians Curtis Santiago, Michael Beharie, Maria Kim Grand, and Justin Frye, all offering various voices through instrument and from within. Fox considers the power of Sensory Percussion, the software program developed by Tlacael Esparza that helped facilitate the vision for TGP, unprecedented – something akin to magic. Tauba Auerbach lends her own brand of magic to the artwork for TGP.
Watch the inner / extra terrestrial video for “Catching An L,” the first offering from TGP, below. The video footage was shot by Greg and repurposed by Johann Rashid:
Pre-order TGPat the shop, standard or artist edition, the latter which features a screenprinted canvas patch designed by Tauba. Pre-order the digital at Bandcamp and get an instant download of “Catching An L”.