speak your own language (2012)

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“speak your own language” collects a few recordings of lucky dragons playing a home-made string instrument with a central bridge (you might call it a “zither”). the design of the instrument, which is played by two players plucking / strumming / striking the strings on opposite sides of the bridge, is such that the actions of a player on one side of the strings effects the tone of the strings played by the other player. as one side of a string vibrates, bends, becomes tight or relaxed, the pitch of the opposite side responds in a mirror-like fashion. harmonies float around, not fixed in place, but come back to rest in a rough middle. the digital version (what you hear here) is different: automated noise-reduction software attempts to discern a “signal” from the background sound of the original recordings, substituting its own idea of music lol. vinyl 7" comes packaged with a two-sided archival print by sumi ink club.

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released December 12, 2012

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lucky dragons Los Angeles, California

An ongoing collaboration between Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck, lucky dragons research forms of participation and dissent, purposefully working towards a better understanding of existing ecologies through performances, publications, recordings, and public art. ... more

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