Fragile, That's Desire / Here We Are EP
That's Desire/Here We Are EP is a 12'' vinyl and digital release by Fragile, Wolfgang Tillmans' evolving band project that spans from early recordings in 1986 with Bert Lessmann to a full band ensemble made up of a group of musicians in New York in 2016.
The double A-side EP opens with That's Desire, a collaboration with the New York rapper Ash B. The song evokes associations with DFA, DAF and a queer Talking Heads. In a spontaneous action Ash B. takes over the mic and raps over Tillmans' heartfelt lyrics, originally written in 1985, combined with a funky bass line by Thomas Roach. The experiment results in a driving indie-dance sensation about the pleasure and pain of getting lost in one's own desire. While Tillmans and Ash B. have their own individual take on their desires, the song's arrangement and energy unifies them.
Fragile is a Wolfgang Tillmans band project in varying constellations including:
1985/86: Bert Lessmann
2016 Porto: Juan Pablo Echeverri, Jorge Costa, Ricardo Martins, Edys Da Silva, Nuno Pereira
2016 New York: Juan Pablo Echeverri, Kyle Combs, Jay Pluck, Tom Roach, Daniel Pearce, Tim Knapp, Ted McGrath