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Take an Avant-Jazz Trip with Rob Frye

25 Apr 2021

Rob Frye’s first full-length solo album, Exoplanet, was released on April 23, 2021. Featuring his characteristic penchant for classical Jazz and electronic sound design, Exoplanet experiments further by presenting tracks with unusual excerpts from field recordings such as lectures, bird songs, and even sounds collected by NASA. Exoplanet follows the release of Chihuahuan Desert Birdscapes, the product of Frye’s 2020 residency at Ballroom Marfa, which featured the avian populations of West Texas and music from his trademark handmade instruments. Similarly evocative, Fryre embraces paradox in Exoplanet, balancing markers of the unconventional and the avant-garde with his traditional use of Jazz. Read the review in Pitchfork and explore the album here!