Friday, June 29, 2007

Fred Frith - Gravity (1980)

[...]Gravity is the most lighthearted of Frith's solo output, actually. It is Frith's celebration of dance from all cultures. Perhaps it is the streak of dance-music appreciation that caused him to collaborate on the musical score to Sally Potter's The Tango Lesson. Percussion is light and largely marked with handclaps. The guitars sound twangy and bring folk instrumentation to mind. Violins and horns add a jubilant feel to the music. Many musicians help vary the sound of each track and some of these guests are from Samla Mammas Manna, the Muffins, and Henry Cow. Gravity is an entertaining and multicultural pocket folk festival.

tracks 14-19 are bonus tracks (from the RecRec reissue (1991))


  1. The Boy Beats The Rams (Kluk Tluce Berany)

  2. Spring Any Day Now

  3. Don't Cry For Me

  4. The Hands Of The Juggler

  5. Norrgarden Nyvla

  6. Year Of The Monkey

  7. What A Dilemma

  8. Crack In The Concrete

  9. Come Across

  10. Dancing In The Street / My Enemy Is A Bad Man

  11. Slap Dance

  12. A Career In Real Estate

  13. Dancing In Rockville Maryland

  14. Waking Against Sleep

  15. Terrain

  16. Moeris Dancing

  17. Geistige Nacht

  18. Life At The Top

  19. Oh, Wie Schön Ist Panama!



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