docile cobras

by rootless

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Hand-numbered and limited to 300! Black 12" vinyl record in classic ricepaper-style inner sleeve, with pro-printed full-color jackets.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Limited to 100! Eco-friendly full-color gatefold digipak & professionally-duplicated CD-R that includes the docile cobras album and four bonus remixes.

    Note: disc is playable on all CD drives and players with CD-R playback capability, but may not be able to be read by older CD units.

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Catch up on all of Flower Room's 2020 vinyl releases at once and claim a "nice price" discount!

    The collection totals three 12" vinyl LPs and one 7" vinyl EP, including standard vinyl editions of:
    Matt LaJoie - Everlasting Spring (12" black vinyl, limited to 300)
    Ash Brooks - Temple of the Roses (7" 33rpm black vinyl, limited to 200)
    rootless - docile cobras (12" black vinyl, limited to 300)
    Herbcraft - Trash Heap (12" black or "toxic yellow" colored vinyl, limited to 150/250)

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 74 Flower Room releases available on Bandcamp and save 80%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Live, In Now Time vol.4, Breathing Room, Celestial Earth, Big Air 2, Secret Beach, Paraclete Tongue, Sun Language, and 66 more. , and , .

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  • Limited Edition Burgundy Cassette + Carnelian Gemstone
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Hand-numbered and limited to 100! Home-dubbed Type I cassette with hand-stamped burgundy colored shell, held in soft polybox with double-sided full-color wraparound tip-on cover, and includes a small carnelian gemstone.

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  • Flower Room Summer 2020 Bundle: rootless - docile cobras art edition vinyl + 5 limited edition cassettes
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    While supplies last: Grab the rootless art edition vinyl with its exclusive remix cassette, and add the other Flower Room summer 2020 cassettes at a nice price discount! Includes: rootless - docile cobras art edition vinyl, docile cobras: remixes cassette, Starbirthed - In Alignment double-cassette, ML Wah - Shinki Water cassette, and Starbirthed’s Loving-Kindness Meditation tape.

    Note: bundle does not include docile cobras cassette edition (can be added separately).

    Pre-order now and receive all digital albums immediately, with bundles expected to ship in March 2021 due to Covid-related delays and complications. Bundles will ship once all items are ready.

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  • Limited Art Edition 12" Black Vinyl with Hand-Painted Tip-On & Screenprinted Covers, 8-Page Booklet Insert, and Exclusive Remix Cassette
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Hand-numbered and limited to 100! Black 12" vinyl in classic ricepaper-style inner sleeve, with deluxe hand-painted, screen-printed, tip-on cover and hand-stamped spine. Includes an exclusive 8-page Risograph-printed booklet detailing the making of the album, as well as an exclusive 4-song remix cassette with hand-stamped ruby-tinted shell, tip-on wraparound cover on soft polybox, and small carnelian gemstone. Production has been delayed, with art edition vinyl now expected to ship in March. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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about

Jeremy Hurewitz's intuitively original, transcendental work as rootless initially crossed our path through cosmic-yet-earthbound instrumental acoustic guitar tapes on two of our favorite labels, Cabin Floor Esoterica and Aural Canyon. Sensing a kinship in sound, we connected online and linked up for a joint rootless & Starbirthed tour across the northeastern US in summer 2019. It was between soundcheck and set on the second day of our tour together that Jeremy recounted to us the fascinating details of the rootless album he worked on before his recent move from Los Angeles to New York.

Recorded April 2019 in the LA studio of sculptor Michael Todd, the two-day session found Jeremy’s double-tracked guitar compositions and improvisations meeting the inspired multi-instrumental expression of Mexican musician and folklorist Luís Pérez Ixoneztli. Overseer of a collection of priceless, one-of-a-kind, indigenous instruments from Mesoamerica (many of them pre-Colombian), Luís Pérez’s deep understanding and reverence for these instruments is apparent in his approach to the music. The recording process for each track began with Jeremy’s stunningly evocative widescreen fingerstyle acoustic guitar, after which Luís Pérez would listen, consider, and then visit his treasure trove of instruments, returning with several (or many) to contribute to the track. From ocarinas and small whistles that can resemble forest sounds (“peculiar travel suggestions”) to dried cocoon shells strung together and used as shakers, to clay flutes that are possibly over a thousand years old (“silence has a sound”), Luís Pérez’s contributions were as spiritual as they were grounded in musical technique. Befitting Jeremy’s own experimental, avant-garde approach, some of these contributions moved beyond ancient folk instruments, such as simply pouring water in a tub (on “shared consciousness”) or Shamanic breathing (“gorillas in the zoo”).

Naturally, upon hearing Jeremy’s account of the session we couldn’t wait to hear the results. Still, pressing play on the private stream a few weeks later, we could hardly believe the songs and sounds that emerged - existing in form far beyond what our imaginations could conjure. Jeremy’s instrumentals create entire worlds, lucid visualizations and emotions colored in perfect detail by the singular presence of Luís Pérez Ixoneztli. Here, rootless has produced an album in perfect harmony with the spiritual and sonic blueprint that Flower Room has articulated across 50+ releases, and this represents a monumental moment for an imprint created solely as a private press label for our own in-house work. For the first time, we welcome a new voice, vision, and source of expression to the Flower Room family, and are proud and ecstatic to present the wholly original melding music of this most high collaboration: rootless’ vinyl debut, docile cobras.

credits

released August 21, 2020

rootless is Jeremy Hurewitz (guitar)

with:
Luís Pérez Ixoneztli: voice, Mesoamerican wind instruments & percussion
produced by Jesse Peterson
mixed by Conrad Burnham
mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri
piano on "peculiar travel suggestions" by Jesse Peterson

cover art by Ash Brooks

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