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Algiers Launch Online Installation
Christian Eede , August 29th, 2019 09:49

The multimedia project, called thereisnoyear, includes what's described as a "free jazz inflected collage"

Algiers have launched a new web installation project called thereisnoyear.

The project takes in various bits of text, sound, visuals and external links, and centres around an audiovisual piece titled 'Can the Sub Bass Speak?' which is produced by Randall Dunn and Ben Greenberg, who have previously worked with the group on production and engineering duties. Described as a "free jazz inflected collage", it includes sounds from Algiers' Franklin James Fisher, as well as Skerik on saxophone and D'Vonne Lewis on drums. Visuals and text design come courtesy of Sam Campbell and Farbod Kokabi. You can watch and listen to 'Can the Sub Bass Speak?' above.

The inspiration for the project, a press release explains, was a "chance encounter with artists Moor Mother and Harrga at Wysing Polyphonic in 2018," with the description going on to say that thereisnoyear is the latest step in the group's desire to present a "post-punk deconstruction of racial and class sonic politics".

You can find out more about the project here.

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