FORMA’s combustible mixture of lush synth explorations and frenetic rhythm has captivated the margins of the international synth scene since their acclaimed 2011 debut on John Elliott’s Spectrum Spools label. Following 2012’s dark and penetrating OFF/ON, the trio set a direct course toward the shadowy perimeter of the dance floor, with John Also Bennett replacing original member Sophie Lam. FORMA’s celebrated live performances -- extended improvisational journeys veering from the ecstatic to the foreboding -- draw techno, noise, and synth disciples into their realm.
We first heard Forma at a live show at their headquarters--Bushwick's monumental live-work space and performance venue The Schoolhouse. After one of their shows this winter, members of the group revealed that they had been working on music that didn’t really fit into an album format, but would work as a 12” aimed more at dancefloor audiences--and that’s what you have here: two epic 15 minute tracks of blissed out kosmische techno.
released October 20, 2014
M. Dwinell - synthesizers
John Also Bennett - synthesizers
George H. Bennett - electronic drums
Recorded and mixed by JAB with FORMA at the Schoolhouse Spring 2014
Mastered by Neel at Enisslab
Cut at Prarie Cat
Pressed at Brooklyn Phono
supported by 35 fans who also own “Cool Haptics EP (The Bunker New York 009)”
The (mixed) CD version of 'K' is a favourite of mine. So lush. So deep. Especially the build up to the finale of Untitled(1) aka K3.
So I thought I'd pick up this digital version to have the separate tracks. Was shocked to find out that it puts them in an entirely different order!
So, for the best experience, I recommend changing the order to: K4, K1, K3; K6, K5, K2, K7. - or best yet, find a CD version. Simon Chester