Finally, settling back in Athens, Georgia, and after a year editing the final cuts for our Indonesian music series, we began building songs with loops, sounds, and scales from the original field recordings – collaborating with fucking amazing musicians in Athens on songs that ranged from remixes to reworks and reimaginings, in order to give an Athens-style call out to those half a world away in java.
In a wonderful collision of styles and sounds, Athens musicians brought their own styles and signatures to these songs, along with their playfulness, singular experimentation, and arresting sincerity — in a way only Athens can. A seemingly endless list of musicians on both sides of the planet have lent a voice, strum, beat, or mix to create this rare collection of songs — songs that ultimately rely on what music has always been and always will be: a colliding and calling out. yo. hello. thanks for listening. ~ Kai