The Idea Fire Company - Synthetic Elements LP
With all the fanaticism that seems to overtake so many listeners perception of what is a worthwhile tape, CD, LP ect, IFCO remains one of the stalwarts of American underground music. With each release, IFCO returns to a variation on their continued themes – be it content or sound – and expand upon these ideas, and refine them into their most integral elements. The Synthetic Elements is something that is novel and removed from any current trends or retro-chic aesthetics, all while never explicitly rejecting or accepting the zeitgeist that is impossible to work away from. In short - the work is a reference to itself and its place in history - a cinematic and impassioned record with great focus on constructing narrative with traditional instruments, radio, and sound.