Although NICOLAS JAAR and Dave Harrington aka DARKSIDE announced the indifinite hiatus of their band back in 2014 the two gentlemen just can’t stop working with each other. Harrington know announced the first album by the DAVE HARRINGTON GROUP, a project featuring a lot of befriended musicians from the crafted guitarist. The album goes by the name Become Alive and is out April 15 via JAAR‘s Other People lable. And, of course, it features a collaboration with his former DARKSIDE companion as well. The musician about the album:
This record is the result of improvising with different combinations of people, and then processing and re-sculpting those improvisations—isolating passages, turning them into something new, overdubbing layers of myself, maybe taking something from another piece and superimposing it out of its original context. But each track is always me interacting with other people, sometimes just one or two… sometimes ten. There was flute, vibes, organ, Fender Rhodes, guitar, bass, two drummers, percussion, sax…just full-on, over-blown energy. I took all that and treated it as raw material in the mixing stage… but when you have ten people in a room, you can only edit so much. Everything is in every microphone anyway—it’s all connected, so it’s about turning it into whatever it wants to be.
A first track by the DAVE HARRINGTON GROUP comes in the form of the almost ten-minute like title-track which you can enjoy right here