Daniel Fishkin (US)
Dandelion Fiction is about sound, narrative and sing alongs. A description of this Brooklyn duo’s music would vary depending on which member you asked. Zach might say it’s a free jazz band, while Daniel would say it’s punk rock. But really free-jazz and punk are just code words to describe the band’s approach, or ethical center, rather than the way they sound. **We’re Open Punk.** D. Fiction incorporates wild, inventive post-jazz drumming and strummed bass guitar with home made electronics, a bowed wooden instrument called the daxophone, and playful vocal duets. By fusing a hip-hop cadence with lyrics replete with wordplay and pathos, these duets sink into a bed of live looping and delay, building in layers until the meaning of the words is both obscured and unveiled. This is action music—performance art aimed to melt the hearts of philistines. Expect chains and whips, tears, the groaning and moaning of woodland mammals, an emotional response to the history of experimental music, roaring oscillators controlled by a candle’s flame, and unexpected bursts of violence and dancebeats.
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