FAMILY PORTRAIT by ROSS FROM FRIENDS

SKU105267
ArtistROSS FROM FRIENDS
TitleFAMILY PORTRAIT
LabelBRAINFEEDER
Catalog #BF 071
Genre
ReleaseWeek 34 - 2018
FormatVinyl - UK2LP
Import
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Tracks

  1. Happy Birthday Nick
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/f/105267_family_portrait/1_happy_birthday_nick.mp3
  2. Thank God I'm A Lizard
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/f/105267_family_portrait/2_thank_god_im_a_lizard.mp3
  3. Wear Me Down
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/f/105267_family_portrait/3_wear_me_down.mp3
  4. The Knife
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/f/105267_family_portrait/4_the_knife.mp3
  5. Project Cybersyn
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/f/105267_family_portrait/5_project_cybersyn.mp3
  6. Don't Wake Dad
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/f/105267_family_portrait/6_dont_wake_dad.mp3
  7. Family Portrait
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/f/105267_family_portrait/7_family_portrait.mp3
  8. Pale Blue Dot
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/f/105267_family_portrait/8_pale_blue_dot.mp3
  9. Back Into Space
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/f/105267_family_portrait/9_back_into_space.mp3
  10. Parallel Sequence
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/f/105267_family_portrait/10_parallel_sequence.mp3
  11. R.A.T.S.
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/f/105267_family_portrait/11_r.a.t.s..mp3
  12. The Beginning
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/f/105267_family_portrait/12_the_beginning.mp3

Description

British producer Ross From Friends aka Felix Clary Weatherall returns with his debut album on Flying Lotus’ label."Family Portrait" is characterised by a perpetual desire to experiment and Felix's obsessive attention to detail, somehow marrying an intricately layered production style with warm, heavily saturated sonics that elevate, rather than stifle, his melodious funk.

“Family Portrait” showcases his ability to shift and evolve, moving from the world of lo-fi to the world of FlyLo, he demonstrates a versatility exemplified by the ease in which he can switch between playing shows with Little Dragon, holding down a peak-time slot in Berghain’s Panorama Bar and performing live at Maida Vale for BBC Radio 1.

The album title - “Family Portrait” - also nods to a very specific personal aspect of the record: the influence of his parents. Dance music has always been a feature in Felix's life, with early memories of his dad producing music on his analogue set-up, or pumping out hi-NRG tracks on the turntable, he grew up discussing, sharing and learning about music from his dad. “My dad has been hugely influential to the whole thing,” he explains. However it was with the emergence of some old family VHS tapes, and the story of how Felix’s parents came to meet, that the true significance became clear.

Having built up a sound system in the 1980’s while playing at various squat parties around London (including the then derelict Roundhouse) Felix’s dad decided he wanted to get out of the capital and see some of Europe. He got his hands on a bus and started putting word out through a network of like-minded friends and acquaintances. At the time just a friend of a friend, the trip caught the attention of Felix’s mum-to-be, who offered to document the whole thing in return for a seat, and in 1990 they loaded up the sound system and hit the road. Travelling through France, Belgium, West and East Germany (though returning through a unified one) and beyond, setting up in towns to share their passion for the sounds of hi-NRG dance, Italo disco and proto-Techno through spontaneous parties in whatever venue they could find.