The long-awaited fourth full-length by F llakzoid isn't merely a recalibration for "
the band. It is a multidimensional reconsideration of what the process of song-
writing, performance, and creating a work of recorded music can be.
F llakzoid grows via depuration, aiming with each record to fill longer spaces of
time with fewer and fewer elements. The creative perspective of the band has al-
ways been about unlearning the narrative and musical knowledge that shape the
physical and digital formats and conceptions available, both visually and musi-
cally in order to make a time-space metric structure that dissolves both the author
and the narrative paradigms. "We found our sonic and metric identity even more
in these songs than in our previous attempts," guitarist/singer Doming Garcia-
Unlike past F llakzoid records, that were done in single takes with the full band,
this record took three months to construct out of more than 60 separate stems -
guitars, bass, drums, synthesizers, and vocals, all recorded in isolation. Producer
Atom TM, who was not present for recording, was then asked to re-organize the
four sequences of stems without any length, structural restrictions or guidelines.
Those sequences ultimately became the four long tracks that appear on I.
The result of this was a set of songs where neither the band's, nor the producer's,
structural vision primarily shaped the metric or tonal space shifts, but where both
were still subliminally present in each of the parts that form the structure and the
frequency modulations that guide them.