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Grimes' next LP is slated for release in October. It's been tentatively announced for awhile now, having been scrapped altogether late last year.
Fader cover story on her here, where the release date was mentioned.
She's made it clear none of the singles she's released post-Visions will be on the album, and further stated they don't sound anything like the albums' tracks. I'm relieved by that, while "Go" grew on me I haven't dug the other songs she's put out this year. That said I'm still pretty anxious over whether I'll like the new album or not. I'm glad she's saying she's making it with no outsider expectations factored in though.
Canadian duo Megan James and Corin Roddick - aka Purity Ring - will return with a second album entitled 'Another Eternity’ on March 3rd.
Their 2012 breakthrough debut ‘Shrines’ was in many ways a prescient suggestion of indie and popular music to come. The album earned the #1 spot on iTunes electronic chart, Pitchfork “Best New Music” laurels and praise from New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR and more.
While ‘Shrines' was composed remotely between Halifax and Montreal, 'Another Eternity' marks the first time Megan and Corin were able to create a record in the same room. The pair ventured home to the frozen industrial landscapes of their birthplace Edmonton, Alberta to document much of what was to become the album. Megan and Corin recorded and produced their follow-up themselves, as always.
With 'Another Eternity', Purity Ring trade the claustrophobic atmospheres of ‘Shrines' for wide-open expanses of sound. Between the brooding anthem ‘begin again’, the infectious ‘bodyache’, and the time suspending ‘stillness in woe’, the emotional geography of Another Eternity is wider than ever: gloomy valleys and gleaming peaks in equal measure. Megan’s vocals are in sharper focus as she details her lyrical universe of “sweat and dreams” populated by seacastles, rattling spines and weeping drawers. Corin's gift for evocative melody remains intact but his percussive skills and sense of composition have been refined and honed.
3. push pull
5. stranger than earth
6. begin again
7. dust hymn
8. flood on the floor
9. sea castle
10. stillness in woe
CD/Vinyl: http://shopusa.4ad.com/another-eternity(vinyl is coloured white, comes with download code)
"One of the most unique musicians produced by the UK in recent years, FACT found the news out while interviewing 4AD label boss Simon Halliday. Speaking to Joe Muggs, Halliday revealed that “Zomby’s in New York, and he’s chill. He’s happy. He’s getting some music together and it’s sounding great – really summery and smooth, kinda like that feeling Aphex would get to sometimes, that sort of Richard D. James album where it was really melodic.”
“He seems happy”, Halliday continues. “He sends stuff over, and there’s some great tracks in there, it makes me happy too. I think his last album for us was great, it showed a really great palette of musical tastes, and that he’s a great programmer in terms of actually putting a record together. He doesn’t speed records out for the sake of it, he takes his own time, he’s very thoughtful – but I think if he can do a couple more good albums, he’ll prove to be one of the great producers.”
"The Australian group’s hugely innovative and spiritually attuned releases in the 1980s and 90s helped define the sound of the 4AD label, taking influence from Gaelic folk, Gregorian chant, Middle Eastern and African musics, and in turn influencing everything from the goth and metal underground to mainstream pop."
"Formed in Melbourne in 1981 and centered around the duo of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry (pictured above in their pomp), DDC grew more and more ambitious with each album release, cultivating a magnificently po-faced, medieval-tinged and richly ambient sound that for us peaked on 1987′s breathtaking Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun."