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[BadPanda019] Friendly Foliage – Masonic Meadows

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Interesting experimental project from Alabama. The unreleased track on Bad Panda is a 11 minute amazing layered song that could be simplified as a merging of Animal Collective with Four Tet. The video of the song is also being released under CC licenses, do not miss!

Friendly Foliage – Masonic Meadows [mp3] [ogg] [wav] [flac]

Creative Commons License: CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0
The song and the video are distributed under a Creative Commons License: CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0

Friendly Foliage is the electronic project of Garrett Crosby, a 19 year old currently attending the University of Montevallo. He has been working on electronic music for only about two years, but has been playing guitar and piano since he was fourteen. His greatest influences are minimalist classical composers such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass, contemporary alternative acts such as Animal Collective and Radiohead, and other electronic musicians like Flying Lotus and Four Tet. Instruments used range from Guitar, Piano, Didgeridoo and Ukelele and he uses a wide range of field recordings to fill out the textural elements of his music.


And this is the Q&A:

Where do you live actually?

I grew up in Huntsville, AL in the United States…and live there when I am on break for school and in the summer, but I am currently going to school and living in Montevallo, AL.

What is the last thing you ate?

My sister’s home made lavender ice cream and eggplant parmesan

Your addiction?

I am in the habit of biting my nails and I drink way too much caffeine everyday.

One quote?

“The pure present is an ungraspable advance of the past devouring the future. In truth, all sensation is already memory.” – Haruki Murakami

One movie?

Wild Strawberries by Ingmar Bergman: most definitely my favorite movie. It is incredibly beautiful, wonderful cinematography and wonderful story. You should definitely see it if you get the chance.

One book?

I am America and so Can You by Stephen Colbert

One song?

“Out On the Lawn I Lie in Bed” – Virginia Astley

Favourite venue?

The Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL

Favourite concert?

Animal Collective, all three times I have seen them

Favourite place on earth?

France (so far).

Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?

Prague, Czech Republic

Going Green EP [dl]
Music Made on Mice (Summer and Fall of 2008) [dl]
Seer Stones [dl]
Javelin Cape EP [dl]

Bonus = Animal Collective – No More Running (Friendly Foliage Remix) [mp3]

Written by badpandarecords

12/04/2010 at 2:10 AM

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  1. Good stuff. A lot going on – I can here echoes of Susumu Yokota’s work going on in there too. As someone who dabbles with new sonic somethings every day – please check out my site – this is good ear nourishmnent.


    13/04/2010 at 9:33 AM

  2. […] Friendly Foliage – Masonic Meadows (Bad Panda Edit) [BP019] 02 Dumbo Gets Mad – Eclectic Prawn [BP049] 03 Útidúr – Fisherman’s Friend [BP051] 04 James […]

  3. […] Love this stuff, reminds me of those old KC Accidental records I keep going back to. More info here (at Bad Panda […]

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