Photo by Sabine Rogers
Dan Friel of now-defunct New York band Parts and Labor has been making solo sounds on a jerry-rigged setup of cheap electronic keyboards, knobs, and pedals that sit perched on a three-legged desk in his home. Friel's just announced that he'll be putting out a new full-length on Thrill Jockey called Total Folklore, which comes out February 22nd, 2013.
Total Folklore is said to be inspired by the ubiquitous and ever-relatable concept of the morning commute; Friel uses urban field recordings taken from New York and Tokyo, among other places, alongside his manic bedroom experiments, putting a personal spin on the daily grind. The album comes off the heels of Friel's 2012 12", Valedictorian/Exoskeleton, which features a Peaking Lights remix of Total Folklore track, "Ulysses"; hear an edit of the original 12-minute monster below.