Elvis Perkins

Elvis Perkins: I Aubade

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Artist: Elvis Perkins

Artist: Elvis Perkins
Title: I Aubade
Product Type: VINYL LP

Six years after the release of his second album (2009's Elvis Perkins in Dearland), singer and songwriter Elvis Perkins returns with his long-awaited third full-length effort. Released in 2015, I Aubade finds Perkins taking greater control of his music than ever before - he produced the album himself, recorded much of it at home, played many of the instruments on his own, and released the final product on his own label, Mir Records. While I Aubade is steeped in the literate yet impressionistic lyrical style that dominated Perkins' previous work, this time he's embraced a spectral, lo-fi sound dominated by layers of found sound, curious electronic buzzing and makeshift noisemaking, a casual approach to the instrumental work, and sound effects that suggest some of the songs were recorded with the windows open in a bustling, big-city community. While lacking the relative Polish of Elvis Perkins in Dearland, I Aubade recalls the more fragile and intimate feel of his 2007 debut Ash Wednesday, only with a greater level of experimental daring; this is the work of an artist eager to explore new paths, and if it isn't a complete success, I Aubade confirms Perkins is still a vital and imaginative artist with a singular vision. - Mark Deming.

Tracks:
1.1 On Rotation Moses
1.2 My Kind
1.3 I Came for Fire
1.4 ; Eveline
1.5 It's Now or Never Loves
1.6 The Passage of the Black Gene
1.7 AM
1.8 Hogus Pogus
1.9 Gasolina
1.10 Accidental Tourist (A White Huayno Melody)
1.11 All Today
1.12 My 2$
1.13 Wheel in the Morning

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