Forma - Forma
Mark Dwinell and Sophie Lam - Roland RS-09, Roland SH-1000, Roland RE-101, Yamaha CS-15, Crumar DS-2, Oberheim SEM, DSI Mopho, Moog LP, Farfisa Compact Combo
George Bennett - Roland TR-707, Alesis HR-16B
Recorded and mixed live at the Schoolhouse, Brooklyn, Summer-Fall 2010.
Photos by Mark Dwinell, 2009. Canyon de Chelly, Arizona.
Cover design by Zhanna Chausovskaya.
Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, March 2011
FORMA (Mark Dwinell, Sophie Lam, & George Bennett) emerged on the NYC minimal synth scene in 2010 with a singular vision of cosmic Krautrock for a new age.
On their eponymous debut LP, the Brooklyn-based electronics trio merges the melodic flow and primitive rhythms of their motorik predecessors with the hypnotic drones of Minimalism, creating an intricate work both addicting and rewarding with repeat listens. Like many of the LP's eleven tracks, the churning and relentless FORMA237B draws its energy from a precarious equilibrium between structural rigidity and free improvisation, a dynamic at the heart of FORMAs universe.
With lush, distant soundscapes as interludes between these peaks, FORMAs inaugural full-length is a harmonious and expansive expression of the enduring power of Kosmische musik.