This record is called [[[[VVRSSNN]]]] and you pronounce it like "version". Like the b-side dub remix on a reggae 45; like a version of something that happened before; an improvement, a change, a re-vision, an edit. Adam Forkner, aka [[[[VVRSSNN]]]], is a founding member of the bands Yume Bitsu and Surface of Eceon. He's also known for recording and engineering all sorts of bands at K Records' Dub Narcotic Studio, including, among others, Calvin Johnson, Little Wings, Wolf Colonel, Greg Weeks, and Kinski.
[[[[VVRSSNN]]]] makes music on his computer, by himself and with his friends. Its like: guitars, sequencers, BEATS, glitches, singing. Lots of singing: songs, weird vocal loops, yeah, there's some voice on this record. It’s a little dark at times, but you won’t get too scared. It’s 21st century feel good all over music. Autumnal in all the right ways. Curl up on a couch. Drive around at dusk in the rain. Go to a dance party and feel alienated. The [[[[VVRSSNN]]]] CD/LP is for these times.
[[[[VVRSSNN]]]] (KLP145) features contributions and collaborations with: Dave Longstreth, Jeremiah Green and Eric Judy of Modest Mouse Phil Elvrum of The Microphones Calvin Johnson, Rob Kieswetter (aka Bobby Birdman), Franz Prichard of Yume Bitsu, 9078686 (aka Y.A.C.H.T.) of The Badger King.
According to Calvin Johnson, spiritual head of the K label, [[[[VVRSSNN]]]] “transcend the seasons and place one’s mind and soul in a slow orbit around their consciousness. A very useful tool.” But don’t let this sway you! Like the previous four Yume Bitsu albums and two Surface of Eceon CDs, [[[[VVRSSNN]]]] is a listener’s treat, an aural delight. As they say in Portland these days, “get in”.