LIFE (terms and conditions apply)

by Sam Fendrich

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Composer Sam Fendrich's latest collection (his fourth for Linear Obsessional) continues in the vein of the shorter works heard on "The Unquestioned Answer", with concise, maximal, dense structures punctuated by allusions to other genres (in this case including jazz,blues and rock) and all employing the restless imagination and mordant wit that characterises his work.
"LIFE" (terms and conditions apply) however has an added urgency - all the pieces are recent compositions, worked on in grasped moments throughout a year that has seen a significant amount of personal turmoil.


released January 18, 2016

Composed and Produced by Sam Fendrich in 2015.

[Some discernible and some not - some gifted and some purloined - some willingly (with mutual gratitude) and some dragged kicking and screaming - some are captain beefheart, erik satie, george gershwin, donald fagen, sam fendrich, beethoven’s string quartet opus 131 in C sharp minor, ewan maccoll, howling wolf, schoenberg’s ‘ verklate nacht ‘ (who else’s?), john white, michael parsons, ]

[A room in the National Gallery - some old dutch masters - still lives - fruits and flowers in bowls - impossible beauty - high gloss and sheen of brittle varnish - but now look more carefully - among other things the sweet visual stench of our physical mortality - enjoy]

[0700 - slow train to City ThamesLInk - down Ludgate Hill - cross the Blackfriars Road - up Fleet Street or the here and there ways on the north side - head west through to Aldwych - take your time - A SHORT EARLY FRESH MORNING WALK THROUGH THE CANYONS OF MAMMON]

[I am obliged to acknowledge the contribution (albeit reluctant) on this selection of the keyboard work of CONZUAALA KUZENSTAN. I am reliably informed that she is available. ]




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