Prairie Path Frustration – Nathan Drew Larsen

Prairie Path Frustration

The new vinyl release from Fresh Meat Records

Available soon at Gramaphone Records and all better music shops.

Prairie Path Frustration (Original Demo Pass)
Artist: Nathan Drew Larsen

Audio MP3

It can be difficult to turn one’s gaze inwards, to be alone with searing thoughts and raw emotions when it’s so easy to drown them out. Yet these actions can be potent grist for art in various forms – an opportunity to come to grips through creative translations of vivid feelings. Prairie Path Frustration, the first solo release from Nathan Drew Larsen in five years, was born during introspective periods of 2010 with the wounds of her then-recent divorce just starting to heal. Its two original tracks capture specific moments as much as the sensations contained within.

With its rustling field recordings, native bird calls, and near motorik pulse, the title track draws inspiration from a ride through the prairie behind Larsen’s childhood home. Its cool, interwoven synths sooth the frustrated mind, with touches of live-recorded hand percussion and guitars adding texture and grit to the proceedings. Originally left as an unfinished demo, Fresh Meat founder Mazi Namvar – aka Audio Soul Project – meticulously mixed and processed the tune for years and urged Larsen to let people hear it.

“Left There” similarly arose from reflective moments in Larsen’s apartment after her partner had moved out. Faster heart rates are rendered as a more aggressive beat, albeit draped in a moody palette of bittersweet melodies. Unvarnished woodwind motifs soar and swoop like an internal conflict still raging, underscored by bulging synth lines and open hi-hats. The tune’s accompanying Tevo Howard remix gives DJs another reason to reach for this lovingly crafted record. Thrumming with his charismatic synth energy, Howard’s streamlined, steady version gives the tune solid dance floor footing.

Prairie Path Frustration is a fitting way for Nathan Drew Larsen and Fresh Meat to begin 2016 – coming to terms with the past for something that’s beautiful and new.


Nathan Drew Larsen
Prairie Path Frustration

Prairie Path Frustration
TITLE: Prairie Path Frustration

ARTIST: Nathan Drew Larsen


EAN: 4050486945285

RELEASE DATE: Vinyl – April 15, 2016 | Digital – June 17, 2016


PRESS SHEET: FMR59 press sheet

FORMAT: Vinyl & Digital



Prairie Path Frustration (Original Demo Pass)
Artist: Nathan Drew Larsen

Audio MP3

Left There (Tevo Howard Remix)
Artist: Nathan Drew Larsen

Audio MP3

Left There (Audio Soul Project Remix)
Artist: Nathan Drew Larsen

Audio MP3

Available soon at Gramaphone Records.



Jimpster – Loving the sound of all three of these but especially into the TH remix with that bass line. Great stuff!

Vincent Floyd – If I had to pick just one as my favorite, I would pick all three!

Tony Humphries – Nice deep tracks.

DJ T – Thank you for the music!

Diz – NDL working superbly!

Olin (Smart Bar) – All three are super tight. Nice NDL!

Andrew Gordon (Stripped & Chewed) – My favorite cut is Tevo Howard’s expansive, subtle, acid-tinged mix- his signature style. On her Original Demo Pass mix, Nathan really sets the mood. Undulating sub bass and jackin’ drums anchor while “frustration” vocals interspersed throughout get the message across without bringing down the vibe. Audio Soul Project completes the package with an edit that morphs the track into a lighter hearted organ-driven affair. Full support!

Giom – Original mix is awesome. Support!

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – Lovely.

Giovanni Damico – Nice one guys and welcome back to Nathan!

Scott Brandon – Great as usual!

Dairmount (Room with a View) – Quality as always.

Charles Webster – TH mix is very nice, thanks.

Deepchild – Solid, classic, no frills material – playable and lovely. Thank you!

Stuart Patterson – Diggin’ all three…looking forward to playing tonight.

Magnus Asberg (C-Soul) – Cool tracks, hard to choose from the Audio soul Project mix and Tevo Howard so I guess just have to play both. Thanks, Full support.

Roberto Rodrguez – Oh yes! Tevo Howard is the one for me.

Jason Hodges – OG mix is the cut!

Still Rob G (Up All Night) – Feeling the rawness of Prairie Path Frustration. Also, cool to see you bring back this (Left There) almost forgotten NDL tune for Tevo Howard to reinterpret. Nice early morning version oddities. Dig the simplicity of that flute melody, the acid, and the 808. Subtly nostalgic. I’m sure it will get a lot of “why do I know this?” reactions.

Austen and Scott (Danse Club Records) – Original mix for us!