“equal parts surreal and enchanting, with desert wind farms and beachside carnival rides transforming and fracturing over Randall’s fluid soundscapes and the economic sprawl of east to west” – Los Angeles Times

Aquarium Drunkard premiered “Shore Sunset Pt. 1” from the new album, and BrooklynVegan premiered the video for “Desert Sunset Pt. 2.”

Sound Field Volume One, the debut solo LP from Grammy-nominated No Age guitarist Randy Randall, is out today on Dangerbird Records; purchase/stream HERE. The album is being released by LA-based collective Arthur King as part of their ongoing album release series, Arthur King Presents.

Additionally, Randall is teaming up with visual artist Aaron Farley to present an immersive multimedia installation. The installation features manipulated imagery captured between Palm Springs and Santa Monica along the California 1-10 Freeway, which inspired the album. The installation will be on view March 31-April 7 at 1700 Naud Gallery in Los Angles. Opening reception is March 30 from 7-10pm and will feature a live performance by Randall. RSVP HERE and watch a trailer for the installation HERE.

Composer, songwriter, and guitarist Randy Randall is a member of the experimental punk group No Age and is heavily involved in the Los Angeles DIY music scene. Sound Field Volume One is a series of ambient pieces inspired by California’s I-10 highway; from the desert sunrise in Palm Springs to the dense traffic of Downtown LA and the sunset at the Santa Monica Pier, the album takes listeners on a journey through the various landscapes along the route. “Our hope was to show the life of a singular entity traveling for miles through diverse environments and socioeconomic cultures, culminating in a moment to reflect on our own place within the larger picture of daily commutes and congestion, to see with a fresh perspective where we have been and where we are able to go,” Randall says.

Who is Arthur King? The LA-based collective allows musicians to come together to improvise experimental music and visual art performances in unique spaces. Performers include musicians who have played with Beck, Lou Reed, John Cale, Elliott Smith, Earlimart and EELS, among others. Learn more here: http://www.whoisarthurking.com/

Arthur King Presents is a platform aimed at stimulating creative collaboration and expanding the definition of creative expression. Arthur King Presents: Album Releases is a series of one-off experimental albums curated by Arthur King members.

More ongoing series from the collective include:

Changing Landscapes is an ongoing series in which Arthur King captures sounds and images from a specific environment via field recordings and uses the material to create live improvised performances in the same setting. They aim to encourage a deeper consciousness of the environment and our place within it through music and film. This entire process is recorded live, filmed, and released as a multi-media album via Dangerbird Records. Previous installment locations include the Grand Escalante Staircase in Utah, the deck of a catamaran in the Pacific Ocean and the Trona Pinnacles near Death Valley.
Unknown Movie Night is a series in which Arthur King invites an audience to attend a movie screening with a live score. Neither the band nor the audience knows what film will play ahead of time, and the band improvises a live score from beginning to end. Audio is recorded and released via Dangerbird Records. Previous films have included Darren Aronofsky’s Pi, Pixar’s Wall-E, Planet of the Apes, Edward Scissorhands, Delicatessen and Jurassic Park.

For more information, please contact Samantha Tillman, Kate Rakvic or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.



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