Video of the Day: s t a r g a z e & Greg Saunier – Data

One of our highlights of 2015 was watching Deerhoof weave their eccentric avant-punk magic at The Dome in Tufnell Park (check out the review & photos here), they rounded off the year by releasing a live album Fever 121614 and performing a ‘noise experiment’ at the CERN large hadron collider (check it out here), but drummer Greg Saunier had one more treat in store for us: a collaboration with Berlin based instrumental collective s t a r g a z e.

The album that came from it Deerhoof Chamber Variations was released in December, a beautiful, fragile and erratic record, devised as a continuous piece of mostly instrumental music derived from songs which Saunier originally wrote for Deerhoof but had then arranged and recomposed for a classical chamber ensemble.

It’s the sort of record that really needs to be heard as a whole to be fully appreciated, but we know that few people are going to take our word for it, so here’s the piece most suited a stand-alone track, the wonderful cut and paste vocal collage of ‘Data’.

Deehoof Chamber Variations is out now via Transgressive Records

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