Introducing Brooklyn duo Pearl Necklace. Pearl Necklace is Bryce Hackford and Frank Lyon. Soft Opening is their debut release, and it drops on January 29th via Smalltown Supersound. Like their name, a mischievous double-entendre certain to conjure a sly grin, the music of Pearl Necklace is similarly coded. Nothing is quite what it seems. Hackford & Lyon share a fascination with text - with language, sound, meaning, and with forms of communication. Soft Opening is a subtle but distinct dissemination of all of that, wherein all we think we know is revealed to be, in fact, quite alien.
Building on their predecessors fascination with Sound as Text - from Pierre Henry to early Cabaret Voltaire to Christian Marclay to Matmos - Pearl Necklace define their SoundWorld by an open-minded approach to sampling, using source material of various fidelities - field recordings, Library records, dusted disco cuts, et cetera - and live, primarily synth-based instrumentation, plus definitive use of an MPC1000 sampler.
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