The Gradual Progression comes out on the Brooklyn label in September.
The Queens, New York-based drummer Greg Fox has been playing with acts like Liturgy, Guardian Alien and Zs around the city since the early '00s, but it was his solo debut, Mitral Transmissions, that caught the ear of RVNG Intl. founder Matt Werth. For that one, he worked with veteran free jazz drummer Milford Graves to develop software that "translated output signals from biological sources to virtual instruments." RVNG says the new record continues on with a similar concept, using a program called Sensory Percussion to trigger virtual instruments via Fox's kit. The label cites jazz legends like Pharoah Sanders and Don Cherry as touchstones for The Gradual Progression.
The album follows 2017 RVNG releases such as Visible Cloaks' RA Recommended LP Reassemblage and Peaceful Protest, an ambient compilation benefiting the LGBTQ Center Of Durham. Werth also launched a reissue-based sub-label called Freedom To Spend with Pete Swanson and Jed Bindeman earlier this year.
Watch the video for Greg Fox's "Catching An L."
01. The Gradual Progression
02. Earth Center Possessing Stream
03. By Virtue Of Emptiness
04. Catching An L
05. My House Of Equalizing Predecessors
07. Preponderance Of The Small
RVNG Intl. will release The Gradual Progression on September 8th, 2017.