The composer and producer picked a few different collaborators for the album, including Gabe Gurnsey of Factory Floor.
Eighteen, named after the age at which Gordon first touched a synthesizer, was recorded with a few different musicians. Gabe Gurnsey from Factory Floor plays drums, while guitars come from Larry Saltzman, who has played with Gordon in the Love Of Life Orchestra since the '70s. (The members have also included David Byrne, Arto Lindsay, Arthur Russell and Laurie Anderson.) Paul Nowinski, a seasoned experimental jazz musician, plays bass on the record.
Gordon explained the recording process: "It was created in my home studio, using analog and digital synthesizers, found sounds recorded on my phone and instrumental parts contributed by friends. Finely crafted melodies and harmonies are set against subway noises, street construction and distant foghorns."
Widely acknowledged as a pioneering composer in the Downtown avant-garde scene of New York in the '70s and '80s, he reached a younger generation partially thanks to the retrospective compilation that DFA put out in 2010.
Listen to "Gems."
Listen to Gordon's episode of the Exchange.
03. Breakfast With Rhys
04. Victor's Dream
Foom Music will release Eighteen on October 12th, 2018.