SUN ARAW / M. GEDDES GENGRAS / THE CONGOS - FRKWYS VOL.9: ICON GIVE THANK / IC (CD & DVD)


"For the ninth volume of FRKWYS, a music and film series pairing contemporary artists with those that may have preceded them in style and / or approach, Sun Araw and M. Geddes Gengras meet The Congos in Jamaica, and create the full-length album, ICON GIVE THANK. In conjunction, RVNG will release ICON EYE, a feature film documenting the young musicians' time spent living and learning The Congos way. In hindsight, the FRKWYS Vol. 9 timeline takes on dream-like qualities. In a matter of months, the idea for the collaboration was divinely inspired, The Congos reassembled in their original formation, and Sun Araw, Gengras, alongside filmmakers Tony Lowe and Sam Fleischner, traveled to St.Catherine, Jamaica for ten days to undertake the unknown. What events would transpire in the Portmore neighborhood of St.Catherine can only be described as blessed. The gates opened wide and warmly, the musicians and filmmakers ate, slept, and smoked at The Congos headquarters, their muralemblazoned studio, home, and spiritual compound. GIVE THANK is not a dub reggae album, though it shares some of the genre's production characteristics. ICON EYE shares dubbedout editing techniques inherent in the reggae sub-genre, rendering a visual "version" of the album." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | US| 2012| RVNG INTL. | 16.90


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