Just over a month ago, Thrill Jockey added Man Forever to their roster and I’ve been eagerly anticipating a new release. May 14th will see the release of Man Forever’s new album entitled Pansophical Cataract, the first release on Thrill Jockey.
Man Forever started in 2010 as a full drum set ensemble formed by multi-instrumentalist, composer and writer John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions), also the drummer and founding member of Oneida.
Here’s how Pansophical Cataract is described on the issued press release:
“Pansophical Cataract is propulsive without a pulse. Patterns evolve and burst through the static surface of the material, much of which was produced by electric instruments, though “Ur Eternity” remains mostly drums with only a few bass tracks making an appearance. The sounds created by these instruments were based on the drones that Colpitts hears when he is practicing (the not fully conscious singing or humming that arises when one practices alone), and then augmented and enhanced by the other musicians on the record. The repetitive rolls create a phasing effect, a music in and of itself, and the dynamic shifts that occur when the other instruments enter become not mere notes, but grand events.”
The forthcoming album consists of two tracks, ‘Surface Patterns’ and ‘Ur Eternity’, trimmed from their original 30 and 40-minute live versions to around 18-minute pieces and I can’t wait to listen to them.