A Corner of the Tavern

by Rooster

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I made this track at The Space in Late 2013, after opening up a book of Sufi Poetry by Hafez (or Hafiz) to a random page. The poem was called "A Corner of the Tavern" and as i read it, i began to feel a great feeling of joy that you can believe or not believe or whatever. It was there.
And i looked up, and then around me, and found that there i was, in the corner of this old tavern where we make our art. i picked up the Kaossilator and the Boss Dr. Sample i hadn't used in awhile and just got to making some music. Turned out, when i read the poem to the music, it fit with precision i really couldn't have mapped out.

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released March 1, 2014

Hafez for all his amazing poetics
Rooster on the music, sampling, arrangement, playing and saying the vocals

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Rooster Jake Cohen performed solo as Barely Free in a set of the sort of music he might have as part of the beat for the hip- hop version of the outfit. And there was something great about seeing a guy wearing a Larry Bird jersey, a Moog hat, jean shorts and oddly patterned leggings manipulating samples, operating what looked like a modular synth and otherwise creating noisy yet melodic atmospheres ... more

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Track Name: A Corner of the Tavern
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