Fairfax

by Nate Scheible

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Alec L. Critten
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Alec L. Critten This is one of the most moving suites of music I have ever heard. The music wonderfully complements the narrator's story. One of the best releases of this or any year, one of the best albums this label has to offer, and one that leaves me eager to hear Scheible's next work. A difficult listen due to the emotional nature of the work, but one that is absolutely worthy of repeated journeys into Scheible's sonic world and the narrator's heartbreaking story. Favorite track: "there's nothing that says i cannot dream".
variouswords
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variouswords Fantastically done and extremely emotional album. One of the best, if not the best, ACR release, and ACR has a great lineup. Favorite track: "there's nothing that says i cannot dream".
Teetje
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Teetje Brilliant concept, very well executed. A very engaging and emotional album that I keep coming back to. Surely one of the highlights of this year. Favorite track: "with any kind of luck".
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on Fairfax - Nate Scheible's beautiful new tape - the Washington-based musician soundtracks a heart-wrenching love story. within, an unknown woman recounts her inner-most thoughts with her distant lover and it's hard not to feel invested in their joint story - there are lows and highs; crises and victories. Fairfax is simply unique in both concept and execution - it's engaging, moving and full of refined musical ideas.

digital bonus: the full cassette found at a northern Virginia thrift store utilized for the voiceover samples throughout Fairfax (you can hear the story from its beginning to its end)

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"The music on Fairfax is dreamy and dramatic, meditative and somber, subtly echoing the emotions of its found words." - Bandcamp Daily

"Fairfax is a work of gentle genius... Scheible's woozy pallette of tape-manipulations and decaying loops is augmented by his own wordless singing and keys, not to mention various guest instrumentalists adding dabs of vibraphone, euphonium, sax, and double bass." - The Quietus / Spool's Out

"It makes me feel in high school again. It makes me feel like beginning in love. Should I kiss her? Where am I?" - Tiny Mix Tapes

"An ambient/experimental tape that feels plucked from David Lynch’s brain, both sonically and thematically." - Washington City Paper

"It gives the illusion that you’re sitting with her, sharing her doubts, desires, fears, wishes. An immersive exercise in distant compassion." - KZSU Stanford Radio

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released July 17, 2017

recorded 2016-2017 at home in Washington, DC and Takoma Park, MD
vibraphone recorded by Don Godwin at Airshow in Takoma Park
mastered by Adam Badi Donoval
cassette design by Jan Palatý

tapes, electronics, keys, vox - Nate Scheible
vibraphone - Kyle Farrell
vox - Maggie Gilmore
euphonium - Josh Hoffman
saxophone - Sarah Hughes
bass - Luke Stewart

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