Friction Systems

Remember the vivid dreams and nightmares you had a child, so much more potent because the understanding that it was “just a dream” didn’t have the experiential backing to make it so quickly believed. Listening to David Gordon’s Friction Systems takes me back to that fantastical sort of world. There are strange birds (woodwinds) in these trees and magical toys (percussion and keyboard) in the cupboards. It’s like taking a step through the looking glass with Tim Burton and Julie Taymor.

—MS

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