PUBLIC SPEAKING "Blanton Ravine" LP (FABREC027)
On his knees in a semicircle of electronic processors and percussive clutter, the singer quakes and moans, possessed with a passionate, paranoid vision.
Public Speaking is the solo moniker of Brooklyn experimental musician Jason Anthony Harris. Utilizing found objects, radio, tape recorder, synthesizer and effect pedals, he constructs percussive, textural music for his deep, soulful vocals to croon over.
Somewhere between Brian Eno and Tune-Yards, or Tortoise and James Blake, Harris’ music explores pop music as organized sound.
The Deli Magazine wrote: “This is soul music functioning as 21st century meditation… [This] is what happens when an artist personally realizes the sound of his environment, and puts it to use.”
His first full-length, “Blanton Ravine” is a lush collection of songs
and sounds drawing on avant rock, IDM, ambient, noise, and R&B.
Edition of 225 w/paste on covers and download code.
Release Date: June 2013
Sound samples and digital files available here.