- Release Date 2018-12-21
- Label Scissor & Thread
- Catalog SAT041
The ten-song compilation draws from two Harris solo releases, his 'Trivial Occupations' LP and his 'Minor Forms' EP. Then three tracks are sourced from his collaboration EP with DJ Aakmael as Frank & Aakmael, 'Mercy Of Means' - one Frank solo track, one Aakmael solo track, and then a joint effort, the slick, hazy groove of the title track. Then two Scissor & Thread signings both contribute a couple, with two from Melbourne sound designer Alex Albrecht's EP as Melquiades, Blue Caves, and another two from fast-rising Nadia Khan's 'In Gleam' EP.
As Scissor & Thread is a label dedicated to this deep, contemplative sound, it's not a surprise that the songs taken from each release share a certain aesthetic, a carefully-constructed, richly detailed sound. But even considering that, it's a testament to Harris' curatorial abilities how well the songs on the compilation flow together.
From the deep, heavy ambience of Khan's opener 'In Gleam' to the closer, 'Valentino Mora's Underwater Rephase' of Harris' 'Minor Forms', that draws a clubbier, more intense soul out of the original's subtle grooves, the songs sound in conversation with each other, each building upon and contributing to their neighbours' sounds.