Chicago-based songwriter and guitarist Ryley Walker and Japanese psych-rockers Kikagaku Moyo gave a special collaborative performance at Le Guess Who? 2018. Now, the artists release the recordings of that show called ‘Deep Fried Grandeur’; two lengthy, kaleidoscopic jams featuring a revolving cast of folk jazz, acid rock, and psychedelia in a heavy-improv setting.
'Deep Fried Grandeur' was recorded live at De Helling in Utrecht during Le Guess Who? 2018. The album is released digitally and as a limited edition LP (black and orange wax) via Ryley Walker’s own label Husky Pants.
The album is produced and mixed by Cooper Crain; the audio was recorded by Don Funcken and Marc Broer; and the LP was mastered by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA.
Le Guess Who? Recordings
Le Guess Who? has published many of its festival recordings over the past few years via the festival’s online archive. It contains audio and/or video recordings of a.o. Aldous Harding, Deerhunter, Cate Le Bon, Makaya McCraven, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Neneh Cherry, Mount Eerie, Selda Bağcan, and many more.
Album artwork by Lily McNeil; photo by Juri Hiensch