A mix of seasoned musicians, visual and performance artists, the band was built from a spirit of discovery, not concerned with creating a particular sound or relying on a formal musicianship. The alchemy of its members’ experiences is best felt at a live show from the band’s performative dynamics that are heavily based on artistic ambiguity. They wish for you to interpret them, as musicians like, a painting. Having such an approach means their music is like a stream open-ended questions/ sonics, where each listener will find their own, personal interpretation. This may sound like a given, but not every artist leaves much leeway for you to make your own meaning of their sound and lyrics, which is fine. Yet, if you are trying your best to be fresh than not defining yourself, and thus confining your listener, is a smart route.
New Fries has no limits to their sound which is digitally anamorphic. It is as if they smashed their instruments with electricity, and the electronica produced became a giant ball of energy constantly morphing into, again, whatever you want it to be. At first, the girth or amount of instrumentals can push you away. while also fascinate you. It is like opening a box stuffed with a bunch of tissue paper. You wish the gift was immediate, but enjoy the anticipation and excitement the search gives you till you reach the prize. For me, the prize is hearing the vocals of Jenny Gitman contrast the music machine that backs her. With a voice that is un-fluffed and un-filtered in its still force, she appears like a computerized, human voice lost amongst a technological void. If this does not sound imaginable, well its not. This is what makes New Fries and their More LP so innovative; you cannot picture their sound or influence by others.