JOSH WERNER - MODE FOR TITAN
Cat. no: CDMODRL000105
Release Date: 23rd October 2020
Mode for Titan proves that the bass is a melodic and ambient force in its own right. Writing on and for the bass, Josh Werner explores new dimensions of composition and improvisation, and effortlessly moves through sonic textures, all without a conventional rhythm section.
Producer Bill Laswell steers the seasoned composer, performer and abstract painter Werner into novel instrumental territory, including the sitar bass, seven-string and fretless bass. The record’s wide array of influences reflects Werner’s experience and diverse skillset, yet Mode for Titan maintains its introspective focus and stays grounded in minimalist beauty throughout.
Laswell’s production endows this sonic journey with a vast sense of space,
painted in a ray of colors as boundless as the producer’s own palette.
Werner’s work with Ghostface Killah, CocoRosie, Lee Perry, Cibo Matto, Popcaan, James Brandon Lewis, Matisyahu and Tunde Adebimpe has cemented the producer and songwriter’s status as a low-end heavyweight.
Tracks: Traversal / The Crossing / Subversion / Mode for Titan / Quiet Star / Arcane Path / Light of Other Suns / Danger Road / Free Matter / New Compass / Ship of Theseus / A Return