Creator of the LA event series FM+, co-creator of the co-learning space, FeM Synth Lab, as well as 1/2 of the ecstatic rave duo, DIVORCE, Ghorba debuts on Jacktone with a full-length album of late-night hardware healers.
Notes from the artist:
This album is the sonic equivalent of coming home after a night out and drinking a cup of tea in your garden as the sun comes up, while still dressed for the warehouse. I'm very inspired by nature in Los Angeles, latex and the radical imagining of feminist futures. I'm interested in what it could feel and sound like to combine artificial rave elements with the natural--a leather daddy hat on a tomato plant, an acid house smiley on a cactus. Can we get away from our screens and into something physical through other machines?
I recorded all of these tracks in live takes the week after returning from a womxn's production retreat in Joshua Tree. I used a TR8, Volca Bass, TB3, Octatrack, two pedals and no post-production. This record is about working towards; it's a process, not just a product. The Women's Center for Creative Work's core values put it well: 'While acknowledging that perfection and ideological purity are construction of white supremacy culture, we challenge ourselves to grow and evolve and expect that there will always be room for improvement.'"
For the artwork, we reached out to our very talented friend, Glorbis, for a third collaboration (previous work can be seen with gayphextwin and CMD), and they've nailed it and provide a perfect representation of the mood and ideas behind the work.
People said some nice things about the album: