Roarke Menzies: "Shapes" Record Release
with Paul Rome, Katie Mullins & David Kammerer
Celebrate the release of Shapes, the debut album from sonic explorer Roarke Menzies, with a special nighttime gathering at Bunna Cafe in Bushwick, featuring intimate solo sets from friends and frequent collaborators performing new songs, stories and sound works.
Shapes is a collection of audio works that reflect on the materiality, or rather the potent immateriality of sound: an ethereal, non-substance that seems at times to both create space, and fill it up, while simultaneously doing neither.
In these works, vaporous, disembodied vocal tones and shifting sound masses drift in and out of audibility, perhaps evoking dreams, memories, fictional settings or spectral presences that gather and disperse. These sonorous movements emanate out toward unknown ears to confront one's sense of space, place, mood, presence and time.
Shapes will be available from all major digital retailers, as well as in a limited edition cassette run, as the first release on a new imprint, Coup de Glotte (CdG).