[BadPanda019] Friendly Foliage – Masonic Meadows
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 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
I am in the habit of biting my nails and I drink way too much caffeine everyday.
“The pure present is an ungraspable advance of the past devouring the future. In truth, all sensation is already memory.” – Haruki Murakami
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.
I am America and so Can You by Stephen Colbert
“Out On the Lawn I Lie in Bed” – Virginia Astley
The Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL
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
Bonus = Animal Collective – No More Running (Friendly Foliage Remix) [mp3]