Drone will release Klavier, which is built around the Disklavier piano—an acoustic piano fitted with electronic sensors and mechanisms to allow for prepared piano-style works.
The album has its origins in a day Shaw spent with Grossfeldt in Cologne where they booked a studio and noticed a Disklavier. Shaw created a Max/MSP patch to control the instrument electronically while Grossfeldt physically dampened the strings to create new sounds.
Shaw is best known as a founding member of Simian Mobile Disco, and he released his first solo album last year. Grossfeldt, meanwhile, is known for contemporary art under his real name, Søren Siebel. As Bas Grossfeldt, he has an EP forthcoming on Juan Atkins’ Metroplex label.
Listen to “Klavier p.”
01. Klavier pp
02. Klavier mf
03. Klavier f
04. Klavier fff
05. Klavier mp
06. Klavier p
07. Klavier ppp
Drone will release Klavier on June 5th, 2020.