The label Say:
Music From Memory are delighted to present Fools’ debut album ‘Fools’ Harp Vol. I’ and the first
solo release of American musician Christopher Bear. Drummer and multi-instrumentalist of cult
Indie band ’Grizzly Bear’, ‘Fools’ is a pseudonym that Christopher has been using while working
on his independent music making for some time now.
Often finding the structure and form of a more traditional ‘song’ and the concept of an album too
restrictive, Christopher finally set aside a six week period in the summer of 2019 to explore the
possibilities of jamming alone and seeing where it took him: recording each instrument himself
and then responding through improvisation to his own recordings, Whilst doing most of the
recording in a digital set up, he also set out to capture some of the same mental and sonic
space from his time recording on 4-track.
The results of these Fools’ sessions, he explains, feel “almost more like a mixtape than an
‘album’ per se” to him. With a sense of the dichotomy between nostalgia and the future, ‘Fools’
Harp Vol. I’ seeks to transport the listener to a world both familiar and comforting, exploring
something undiscovered while maintaining a deep sense of openness and curiosity.
- Additional Information
Artist Fools Label Music From Memory Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific Album Genre Ambient / New Age, Downtempo Release Date 12 May 2020 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title Rintocco Track 1 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/MFM047/fools_-_01_-_rintocco.mp3 Track 2 Position A2 Track 2 Title Source Track 2 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/MFM047/fools_-_02_-_source.mp3 Track 3 Position A3 Track 3 Title Aeg Old Track 3 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/MFM047/fools_-_03_-_aeg_old_.mp3 Track 4 Position A4 Track 4 Title Deefyfe Track 4 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/MFM047/fools_-_04_-_deefyfe.mp3 Track 5 Position A5 Track 5 Title Snodae Track 5 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/MFM047/fools_-_05_-_snodae.mp3 Track 6 Position B1 Track 6 Title Metaqua Track 6 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/MFM047/fools_-_06_-_metaqua.mp3 Track 7 Position B2 Track 7 Title Nnuunn Track 7 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/MFM047/fools_-_07_-_nnuunn_.mp3 Track 8 Position B3 Track 8 Title Terz Track 8 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/MFM047/fools_-_08_-_terz.mp3 Track 9 Position B4 Track 9 Title Dolpherde Track 9 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/MFM047/fools_-_09_-_dolpherede.mp3 Track 10 Position No Track 10 Title No Track 10 Preview URL No Track 11 Position No Track 11 Title No Track 11 Preview URL No Track 12 Position No Track12 Title No Track 12 Preview URL No