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Fassine - Forge



Release date: June 05, 2020
Format: LP Album
Fassine's third album and first on Trapped Animal Records, is a tribute to the unassuming heroes on the fringes of society. 'FORGE' is about the small pockets of communities that are overlooked, unheard, ignored. Their ways of work and living are changing, either drying up or being sold off, and this is causing people to burn with frustration whilst also causing them to reaffirm their strengths and identities', say Fassine. The London trio's distinctive take on electronic music has previously earned acclaim and support from the likes of The Guardian, The Independent, Clash and more. Yet on 'FORGE' they're bolder than ever before, the instrumentation heavier and more aggressive than on previous full lengths 'Gourami' (2017) and 'Dialectik' (2016). They still follow tradition in one sense though, opting again to feature a cover, this time Paolo Conte's' Max' with guest vocals from Italy's Fabrizio Pagni (Arqtic, Zen Circus). Recorded primarily at London's Battery Studios, Sarah Palmer, Laurie Langan and James Hayward (Fassine) would play late into the night, adopting a much more improvisational approach than previously, 'This process was far more improvisational - a lot of ideas were done on-the-fly in the studio. We had a skeletal demo, then ideas were batted out and put down. Far fewer demos were gone through to begin with, and gut instinct was followed much more quickly. We also decided that no matter what the song, if we liked it, it would go on''. Their track 'Whatever It Takes To Help You Sleep' played as the backdrop to Netflix's first feature film 'Velvet Buzzsaw', and 'Leaves' was featured on Oprah Winfrey's Queen Sugar. 'Oppressive yet artful music of an electronic bent, the three-piece sit in a wonderfully British lineage of pop futurists. Clash Magazine
  • 1. Forge
  • 2. Limbs
  • 3. Magpie
  • 4. Perfectly Planned
  • 5. Migraine
  • 6. Everyone Is Guilty To Me
  • 7. Max
  • 8. Bloom
  • 9. Hellsto (The Sweetness Came For Us)
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