The first of three new Bitter Fictions albums recorded in 2013, The Life Story of the Fish was mostly recorded in April 2013 and features some of Devin Friesen’s earliest experiments with his current performance-ready guitar + pedals setup. Carved + cavernous drones, corrosive Alan Licht-ian feedback melt, and submerged synth tones as rendered by guitar: TLSOTF is a heady yet surprisingly melodic set fitting nicely alongside Friesen’s continuing efforts in dismantling knee-jerk “solo guitar” trappings.
released 27 February 2014
Recorded & performed (mostly) April 2013 by D.F. in the Library Basement, Calgary AB. Tape decay pieces recorded November 2013.