Funky Doodle – Live From Yellowknife
Funky Doodle is the one-time-performance-only trio of James K, Draveng, and DJ Richard, who together presented this material live on January 1 2017 at the house venue "Welcome to Mold" in rural Canadian town Yellowknife. Formless and floating beneath the Northern Lights, its three parts are three moods, glowing with ambiguity and growing in uncertainty. A1 sends navigational sonar gliding over warm drones, slowly building to noisier, more frantic communications. B1 takes full B-horror film soundtrack disposition, twisting tendrils of midrange drone enveloped by glinting atmospherics. B2 pairs melancholic, end-time piano chords with death-rattle squeaks to eventual dust. Describing a damp and bone-chilling house whose only sonic presence is kept by the chained tires of a truck over the snow-buried world outside, Funky Doodle is a harrowing tale barely indicated by its name. The third release on Hank Jackson’s Anno label, following rolling combers from Jackson and Loidis.