- Tim Rutili Premieres New Album “Arthur King Presents Tim Rutili: (arroyo) Abstractions”: Stream
- American rock band Califone's member Tim Rutili has released a new album “Arthur King Presents Tim Rutili: (arroyo) Abstractions” via Dangerbird Records.
The album is part of the “Arthur King Presents” experimental album series and serves as the score to an experimental film by Russell Brown entitled "Above the Arroyo - A Dream of the Stairs of Los Angeles".
The album comprises of 7-track and recorded in 2017 and 2018 at Home, The Ship, Dangerbird and Beltway Sound.
Arthur King is a Los Angeles-based collective allowing musicians to come together to improvise experimental music and visual art performances in unique spaces. Performers include musicians who have played with Beck, Lou Reed, John Cale, Elliott Smith, Earlimart and EELS, among others.
Arthur King Presents is a platform aimed at stimulating creative collaboration and expanding the definition of creative expression.
Back in April, Arthur King released the album "Changing Landscapes (Grand Escalante)" with accompanying video, which is projection art by John Schlue, filming by Nash Howe, audio recording by Tim Conrad Horner.
- Tim Rutili said of the album:
"this music is a place. a location or 3. the pictures that came while making this music were always about the abstraction of landscape.. after memory slightly,( or drastically) transforms the place into something it is or isn’t yet or was. & the abstraction of man made structures after weather and time erodes and grows over an un-tended place. part of the routine while making this record was a bike ride along the river. it’s not really a river. it’s a concrete ditch with a small stream of water running from South Pasadena down a few miles into LA. cracked concrete, scrubby weeds and moss growing where the water level rises in the rain and shrinks in the dryness of this place. tent encampments, scattered trash and the sounds of trees and dogs coming from the park mixing and swirling in the concrete ditch with sounds from the highway. usually relentless sunlight. i’m sure at night this place is filled with vague and insane coyotes. at night it’s probably a much different place. on that ride, picturing this place before people and after people. wondering what trees and birds are native to this beautiful but somewhat unnatural place and what trees and birds were brought from other places and planted or set free some 75 years ago to grow and breed. hope you enjoy this music. peace & love, TR"
- source : Dangerbird Records