Influences - Deerhoof X Stargaze

Following their recent collaboration Greg Saunier & André de Ridder share their influences

Influences - Deerhoof X Stargaze

Following their recent collaboration Greg Saunier & André de Ridder share their influences

Greg Saunier of Deerhoof has teamed up with Berlin instrumental collective s t a r g a z e for an EP of Deerhoof songs recomposed as a continuous piece of music. The project, Deerhoof Chamber Variations, is the first release from s t a r g a z e following their recent signing to Transgressive Records.

Greg arranged and recomposed a selection of Deerhoof songs for a classical chamber ensemble, using exactly the same notes as in the originals while rearranging the songs structurally, and then worked on the resulting pieces with the incredibly talented s t a r g a z e musicians.

s t a r g a z e founder André de Ridder has joined Greg to run us through the influences behind this project (André takes the first five, Greg the last). 


Deerhoof Chamber Variations is out now on Transgressive Records - you can find out more and buy it here

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