Release Date 02/26/2021
(Fire Talk) NACC
Plastic Flag as an effort began in Berlin in the summer of 2017. Admitedly listening to Calling out of Context most mornings, Cal was carefully piecing together loops from cassettes found on the streets and beats made on an iPad. Over the next year Cal built the songs through performance and experiment and when they returned to Europe the following summer began sewing together discarded and gifted polybags into flags to be shared and used in performance. The album plays with eclectic combinations made possible by bringing together the idiosyncratic clock of tape loops, highly quantized beats, and seemingly endless drones pursuing and freezing Cal's vocals and flute remarks. In content Plastic Flag is a whimsical snapshot of an earth filled with Plastic, Cars, Power, Dance, Love-Attempt, Poisoned Ecosystems, and Longing!
The majority of the album was recorded onto reel-to-reel tape at Christian Billard's Port Washington Studio with Christian in January 2018. Mixed with Raphael Carlton and Mastered with Paco Catchcart. Lucia Arias generously lended her vocals to give needed affect to this album.