Label: NEW AMSTERDAM RECORDS
Mitchell, Matt; Saunier, Gregory; Davis, Caroline
Alula is the new album from Brooklyn-based composer and performer Caroline Davis. The record is available exclusively through New Amsterdam’s Bandcamp subscription as part of the Windmill Series, a new digitally-focused set of releases for subscribers in addition to our existing release schedule. The album will be released on all other platforms in February 2019. Formed in Brooklyn in 2016, Alula was born out of several duo performances between Caroline Davis and Gregory Saunier. Internal monologues resulted in the addition of pianist/keyboardist Matt Mitchell, who Davis has worked with in other contexts. Alula’s debut album features original pieces by Davis, whole-heartedly motivated by the study of an anterior digit on a bird’s wing. The alula wing functions as a locomotive during flight and landing, and has specific rhythmic functions, which is of central concern on this self-titled album. Alula features Caroline Davis on alto saxophone and voice; Gregory Saunier (Deerhoof) on drums, percussion and voice; and Matt Mitchell on Prophet 6 Synthesizer, Modular Synthesizer, and ARP Synthesizer.