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Paraa

by Faxada

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Month 02:06
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I see you there Don't make me feel Like I am ( ) less than you Ah
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Peperomia 00:56
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No Slip Face 01:44
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Paraa 01:05
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Hasp 01:12
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Imp 02:03
Devin Dabney: Past time to smash, pass out the cash - like it’s internet porn, gotta empty out the cache, Hashtag the hash, but bash all the trash - gotta ask, should I stay or should I go, no Clash, rash with decisions as I mash inhibitions, patience what I’m lacking - a quack in remission, a hatred for the path that don’t have expedition, got a task for the fast: a mask and a mission, in case you forgot, hashtag with an @ for the mentions; so hot, smoke black in the kitchen, a nigga finna have to go back to audition for the track that he rapped - it was whack; just listen… Mostly black, some white like a nun - never run - see the night through the light from my gun, get a fright from a slight oversight, number one, I do it right, and I fight till I’ve won…at last, turn to ash if I crash in the sun, but my son be the son of an incredible one like Dash was, going back to the future like Flash does, Marty Fly in ’85, nigga catch up…
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Worry Shut 01:52
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Course Plus 02:14
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(V, VI) 00:35
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Engager 02:55
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To 4 and 13 02:22
Outdated feelings As I work on working For a social acceptance And your acceptance is more of a priority (to me) When eating with a spoon Flesh-devouring off the cocoon In no nest of plastic gerbils And frantic beeping Lay the hand on me, please
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(VII) 00:36
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Unsticked 03:53
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about

It's fair to call Faxada's music overwhelming. Beautiful melodies, inspired rhythms, and punishing noise are presented in equal measure, with dramatic tonal and emotional shifts during and between tracks. It's engrossing, fearless work, experimental in the best sense: pushing boundaries in the pursuit of something new. On songs like "Imp" and "This All Could Be More Obvious", Faxada takes a daring approach to the mixing process, filling the low end frequencies with unorthodox sounds. They sample their own material on "(VII)" and toys with stereo channels on "Unsticked" and "(V, VI)".

Perhaps most importantly, though, Faxada has largely abandoned the plunderphonics of their debut album 'Cohost' in favor of music inspired by electroacoustic compositions. Przemek describes their new work on 'Paraa' as "heavily influenced by videogame sound design, triggering specific actions and thoughts on a composed timeline."

You can certainly hear such thoughtful attention to detail. Listening to the album is like time traveling through an entire story you can't quite put your finger on. Individual songs fade in and out of the view, undulating into one another, then disappearing completely into the haze of silence or noise. But, through it all, the album feels coherent and complete.

credits

released September 21, 2018

Przemysław Wojtaszek: composition, production, mixing, mastering, sampling, contact microphones, objects, field recordings, synthesizers, vocals (4, 5, 6, 13, 17), electric guitar (4), acoustic guitar (5, 11), western concert flute (8, 11), glockenspiel (10), trash can (12)

Devin Dabney: vocals (10), lyrics (10)

Mikołaj Janeczko: electric guitar (2, 7)

Earl Keith: drums (4)

Jakub Tomaszczuk: mixing assistant (4), treatments (15)

Julia Wołongiewicz: cover art, layout

Recorded from 4 December 2016 to 20 February 2018

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