Published Apr 28, 2014PHORK has previously put out a couple of cassette releases, and now Los Angeles beatmaker Neal Reinalda is preparing to issue his first vinyl LP. High End will be out on June 9 through NNA Tapes.
PHORK stands for People's Higher Order of Royal Kinship, and a press release notes that this album aims to create a form of ambient music using the sonic elements of dance music and acousmatic musique concrète.
This includes field recordings of dripping water, a female voice, fireworks on the Fourth of July and electric machinery. The press release explains, "In the stylistic tradition of the People's Higher Order, these organic sounds are interlaced with a latticework of dry electronica, using traditional techno materials to establish a rhythmic and melodic foundation with an emphasis on inhuman flatness and non-dynamics."
Reinalda said in a statement, "You are high-end. The most expensive of all products."
See the six-song tracklist below and the album cover is above. The whole thing is 30 minutes long, with a couple of tracks clocking in at around nine minutes. Along with the vinyl release, the album will arrive digitally.
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