Frozen Flowers Curse The Day is the latest release from pioneering avant-guitarist Robert Poss, a founding member of legendary wall-of- guitars group Band Of Susans. The album was performed, recorded and mixed by Poss at Trace Elements Records in New York City with guest drummers including Dahm Majuri Cipolla (Torres, Lydia Lunch, Japan’s Mono) helping out on two tracks. Frozen Flowers Curse The Day is being released by Trace Elements on August 3, 2018
This eclectic collection of recent work continues Robert’s obsession with the electric guitar, drones, textures and sonic architecture. Like his previous solo release, Settings – Music For Dance, Film, Fashion and Industry, some of the material was created for the modern dance companies with which Poss has worked for nearly a decade. The album ranges from ambient and experimental instrumental works to Band Of Susans-esque rockers with vocals.
Robert Poss plays guitar on one track of the critically acclaimed 2017 CD Something Like Night by art rockers Heroes of Toolik, and has been performing with the band, which features Arad Evans (Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca) Billy Ficca (Television) and Ernie Brooks (The Modern Lovers).
Robert Poss has contributed a track, “Partial Clearing, Sally” to Elliott Sharp’s latest guitar compilation, I Never Metaguitar Four, released in late 2017 on Clean Feed records.
The catalog for frac île-de-france’s 2014 installation, Sound Anthology of Susan Stenger - A Score for le plateau Paris, curated by Philippe Decrauzat in collaboration with Mathieu Copeland, with performances by Susan Stenger, Robert Poss, FM Einheit and Olwen Fouéré will be published in 2018
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In December of 2014 Robert Poss performed in Paris with Susan Stenger, Einstürzende Neubauten‘s FM Einheit and renowned actress, writer and theatre artist Olwen Fouéré as part of a two-day music and sound installation. In June of 2015, Poss did a series of eight performances with Kato Hideki of his original music, accompanying the Alexandra Beller/Dances company at La Mama for the piece “milkdreams.” In February of 2017, he participated in the recording in Lisbon, Portugal of F.M. Einheit’s L'exposition d'un rêve (The Exhibition of a Dream), which had its premier at the Gubenkian Foundation in Paris in October of that year. Reviewing his 2010 solo release Settings: Music For Dance, Film, Fashion and Industry, The Wire wrote that Poss' "abiding love for electric guitar is no casual dalliance or detached Platonic infatuation; it's an erotic commitment, an obsessive plunge into the instrument's metallic churn and enveloping drone."
Rarities, artifacts, demos, unreleased tracks and live recordings can be found at this Bandcamp site: