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Calder and Sound
, a catalog essay accompanying the exhibition Alexander Calder: Avant-Garde in Motion, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2013)

EL TRYPTOPHAN – GUILT VACATION
Release date: TBA



Side A:

1 Guilt Vacation
2 Ida
3 Wrinkle in Time
4 Syntax Static
5 Google Portrait

Side B:

6 Horizon
7 Share
8 Insect Express
9 Tear Race
10 Slow Morning
11 Beethoven for Relaxation
12 Eucalyptus

The album features twenty musicians, including Dean Wareham (Dean and Britta, Galaxie 500, Luna), Will Epstein (High Water, Nicolas Jaar), and a children’s choir.

I began sessions for Guilt Vacation in the Fall of 2011 and finished late Spring of 2014. My studio was the vacant floor of a gramercy park townhouse dating to 1847. The spooky, grand and (very) dusty building was awaiting renovation. There was an enormous mirror above the fireplace reflecting a golden chandelier. A lot transpired—beginnings and endings of relationships, wild dance parties with cardboard tunnels. This album is a culmination of the years spent working there.

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