As one-half of Darkside and as a frequent collaborator of Nicolas Jaar, NYC musician Dave Harrington has racked up a great deal of acclaim for his exceptional fretwork. Now, Harrington has an EP of his own scheduled for release on June 8 entitled Before This There Was One Heart But A Thousand Thoughts. Available for streaming now, the EP is full of the whirling instrumental excursions that have characterized Harrington’s musical career up until this point. This effort is less a conventional EP and more a 20-minute sonic experience and musical expedition with Harrington as the conductor. The official press release states the following regarding the project:
Journeys of rapture turn into journeys of fear and then to bright light. An upright bass creaks up and down woody scales for a moment of formless, astral groove then sizzles off to a field of shimmering tambura-like drones and reversed guitar chords. Clusters of percussive metal writhe and clang. Deep, growling static contracts and contracts to a point, pumping out new sounds like solar flares. The pings of a high keyed synth rush by like stars.
For Harrington, what begins as one ends in many places—every sound is infinite.