by Fred FrithFred Frith


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This one of the most important guitar-based, experimental guitar titles from the avant-guitarist and founding Henry Cow member Fred Frith. Gravity is the most lighthearted of Frith's solo output, actually. It is Frith's celebration of dance from all cultures. Perhaps it is the streak of dance-music appreciation that caused him to collaborate on the musical score to Sally Potter's The Tango Lesson. Percussion is light and largely marked with handclaps. The guitars sound twangy and bring folk instrumentation to mind. Violins and horns add a jubilant feel to the music. Many musicians help vary the sound of each track and some of these guests are from Samla Mammas Manna, the Muffins, and Henry Cow. Gravity is an entertaining and multicultural pocket folk festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/04/2002
Label: Fred Records
UPC: 0752725020329
catalogNumber: 20203
Rank: 50064

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fred Frith   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Violin,Drums,Keyboards
Tom Scott   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Marc Hollander   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Wind
Billy Swan   Bass
Chris Cutler   Percussion,Maracas,Marimbas,Snare Drums,Hand Clapping
Michel Berkmans   Percussion,Hand Clapping
Hasse Bruniusson   Drums
Olivia Bruynhooghe   Percussion,Tap Dance,Hand Clapping
Etienne Conod   Percussion,Hand Clapping
Tina Curran   Bass,Wind,Hand Clapping
Eino Haapala   Guitar,Mandolin
Lars Hollmer   Organ,Piano,Accordion,Bass Clarinet,Keyboards,Alto Saxophone
Catherine Jauniaux   Percussion,Hand Clapping
Dave Newhouse   Organ,Alto Saxophone
Paul Sears   Bass,Drums
Asha Swanson   Vocals
Denis VanHecke   Percussion,Hand Clapping
Veronique Vincent   Percussion,Hand Clapping
Frank Wuyts   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Recorder,Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

Henry Cow   Arranger
Tom Scott   Engineer
Alfreda Benge   Artwork,Cover Painting
Etienne Conod   Producer,Engineer
Tina Curran   Contributor
Fred Frith   Producer
Catherine Jauniaux   Contributor
Frank Wuyts   Contributor

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