solo release of American musician Christopher Bear. Drummer and multi-instrumentalist of cult
Indie band ’Grizzly Bear’, ‘Fools’ is a pseudonym that Christopher has been using while working
on his independent music making for some time now.
Often finding the structure and form of a more traditional ‘song’ and the concept of an album too
restrictive, Christopher finally set aside a six week period in the summer of 2019 to explore the
possibilities of jamming alone and seeing where it took him: recording each instrument himself
and then responding through improvisation to his own recordings, Whilst doing most of the
recording in a digital set up, he also set out to capture some of the same mental and sonic
space from his time recording on 4-track.
The results of these Fools’ sessions, he explains, feel “almost more like a mixtape than an
‘album’ per se” to him. With a sense of the dichotomy between nostalgia and the future, ‘Fools’
Harp Vol. I’ seeks to transport the listener to a world both familiar and comforting, exploring
something undiscovered while maintaining a deep sense of openness and curiosity.