Paul Frick’s new album “Hofknicks” is a kaleidoscopic dedication to the courtyard of his studio collective and to its fluid microcosm of people, animals, plants, stones and concrete. Everyday poetry in shifting states: the oasis is just a few footsteps away from the sirens of the main street. What started out as a remix album - it is one - of its predecessor ‚Second Yard Botanicals‘ from 2018, took a few more turns. 18 trusted artists contributed to the 14 reinterpretations, as close or far from the originals as they wished. Without exception they all went for ‚far‘. While the listener can detect threads of Dub, Bass, Techno, Ambient, Contemporary Classical etc. throughout ‚Hofknicks‘, there is a relating air of contemplation floating throughout the pieces. Soaked with Frick’s broad instrumentation and frequent use of field recordings, multiple perspectives are knitted together on this sonic trip full of mirrors and echoes.