Neither/Nor Records

While We Still Have Bodies (n/n 009)



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After several years of performing regularly in New York City, While We Still Have Bodies present their eponymous debut album. The single extended improvisation presented here is imbued with an arcane ritualistic quality and ranges from trance-inducing slow builds to noisy tape collage, from environmental soundscapes to a raw and abstracted take on free jazz. The four musicians utilize a variety of lo-fi electronics and found objects along with their acoustic instruments, creating vibrant textural contrasts and mysterious timbral affinities.


Ben Gerstein - trombone, radio, cell phone 

Sean Ali - double bass, cassette player 

Michael Foster - tenor and soprano saxophones, cassette player 

Flin van Hemmen - percussion, mp3 player

Recorded by Nathaniel Morgan at the New Museum artist-in-residence studios on September 11th, 2016. Mixed and mastered by Nathaniel Morgan. Cover photo by Ben Gerstein. Interior photo by Cheng Ran. Design by Carlo Costa. The music from this recording was integrated into Cheng Ran's "Diary of a Madman," which exhibited at the New Museum in New York City from October 19th, 2016 to January 15th, 2017. All music by While We Still Have Bodies.

Release date: October 31, 2017