Dave Harrington, the mastermind guitarist from Darkside, is about to release a new album, Become Alive. Billed as the Dave Harrington Group, the Brooklynite and his friends got together and recorded a number of improvisational pieces that Harrington reworked into the album. Check out how he details the creating of Become Alive in his own words:
This record is the result of improvising with different combinations of people, and then processing and re-sculpting those improvisations—isolating passages, turning them into something new, overdubbing layers of myself, maybe taking something from another piece and superimposing it out of its original context. But each track is always me interacting with other people, sometimes just one or two… sometimes ten. There was flute, vibes, organ, Fender Rhodes, guitar, bass, two drummers, percussion, sax…just full-on, over-blown energy. I took all that and treated it as raw material in the mixing stage… but when you have ten people in a room, you can only edit so much. Everything is in every microphone anyway—it’s all connected, so it’s about turning it into whatever it wants to be.
Dave and his merry band of musicians will perform at a very special album release party taking place at Trans-Pecos in Queens. Tickets for that are on sale now, complete with support from Susie Ibarra & Ikue Mori along with a worthy after party that boasts a ‘special guest DJ.’ Hmm….
Check out the title track from Become Alive and pick up the release when it comes out on April 15th via Other People.