A Mountain Doesn't Know It's Tall

Format: CD
Release Date: 2/12/2021
Availability: In Stock

A Mountain Doesn't Know It's Tall. The title reflects the mood of this duo record of Fred Frith and Ikue Mori playful, poetic, mysterious and open. The guitarist and the sound-artist have been working together for forty years. Live excerpts from their work are documented on Fred Frith's 3 album box set Live at the Stone (Intakt CD 320). In January 2015, Frith and Mori met in Germany to record the music for a radio play for Werner Penzel, the filmmaker and longtime friend of Fred Frith, for his film Zen for Nothing. After finishing their work, they used the free studio day to record their first duo album together. Influenced by the film music and inspired by the long friendship 15 pieces were created that are both wonderful sound sculptures and fascinating dialogues. Fred Frith writes: Air moving through ears and hair and lungs and pores, through songs, and scrapes, and scraps of this, that and the other. And Ikue Mori writes: it was about playing with the every-day noises that arise when cooking, playing ping-pong, and especially when laughing. There is a lot of joy in working with these recordings, interacting with them and making music.

1. Bodaishin
Length: 01:07
2. The Biggest Lie
Length: 00:57
3. Stirred by Wind and Waves
Length: 01:23
4. Nothing to It
Length: 05:11
5. Fushiryō
Length: 01:42
6. The Biggest Idiots
Length: 02:12
7. Nothing at All
Length: 03:16
8. Shōdōka
Length: 03:03
9. Good for What?
Length: 02:39
10. The Same Moon Sometimes Seems to Smile
Length: 02:13
11. Things as They Are
Length: 01:56
12. Hishiryō
Length: 03:51
13. A Thief Breaks Into an Empty House
Length: 02:17
14. Now Here
Length: 05:17
15. Samadhi
Length: 05:28
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 42:32
UPC: 7640120193522