Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I Got A Cultfever
Cultfever is J. Peter Durniak and Tamara Jafar, two artists whose chance encounter in a Manhattan recording studio spawned a musical partnership of two distinct voices connecting over a shared vision in sound. Within a few months of their first meeting, Durniak, an audio engineer at the studio, and Jafar, an audio intern at the studio and political activist, decided to move in together, converting their apartment living room into a shared studio space. Soon after, late-night recording sessions and musical sketches began to evolve into the songs that make up their eponymous debut.
During the recording process, the duo conceived of the album as a series of cinematic vignettes rather than trying to focus the project around a narrowly tailored theme. Giving themselves that space to explore they now have a better idea of the strengths and weaknesses in the interplay of their individual tastes and styles.
The end result of this experiment is a collection of nine distinct tracks, ranging from the atmospheric textures of album opener “Knewyouwell” and mid-album highlight “Devil in the Drum” to the bombast and unhinged romanticism of “Spill” and closing track “Collector.” Fantastic stuff all around. Hear for yourself....
Download: Knew You Well