- Mon, 2010-11-29 10:38
All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) have been promoting festivals, concerts and records for over ten years. From Autolux and Gareth Liddiard, both bands on their label, to the celebrations surrounding the tenth ATP Festival curated by Belle & Sebastian, the ATP crew bring their huge expertise to I Like Music.
Artist: Autolux Track: The Bouncing Wall Release: December 6th Label: ATP Recordings.
To coincide with their tour, Autolux release the double A-side single The Bouncing Wall / Census throughout Europe on ATP Recordings on 6th December 2010. This is the second single from the group's second album Transit Transit, the long-awaited follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut Future Perfect. The 7” picture disc single is limited to just 500 copies, and includes three limited edition postcards and a download card featuring a brand new instrumental track, 23 Watt Apple Juice and an additional remix of Kissproof by Bobby Evans (producer of Brother Reade and Widows). The singles will also be available as a standalone digital download.
Also included on the download card as a bonus track is Black Leaves a mix of a sound installation Autolux created for the Mark Walen (Kill Pixie) show, Paralleled Opposites at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in LA in November 2010. The exhibition included a 10-foot square tiled enclosure that could be entered through a single doorway. Within the confines of the installation, a more intimate multidimensional sensory experience was created by paintings installed alongside hand sewn paper botanicals, with this sound installation, Black Leaves, by Autolux in 3 parts amplified from 3 different directions. The 7” artwork is from a photograph by Drew Reynolds that Australian artist Anthony Lister painted over. The set of three photographs originally appeared in the Filter Good Music Guide.
Artist: Autolux Album: Transit Transit Release: Out Now Label: ATP Recordings
Since they stopped touring in support of Future Perfect in 2006, the Los-Angeles based trio has been steadily crafting the songs that make up Transit Transit, as well as continuing to play sold out shows to an ever-growing fan base and opening for a who's who of the music world - including PJ Harvey on her first solo tour of Russia, and more recently, Thom Yorke, with his latest project, Atoms For Peace. In September 2009, Autolux went on their first headlining US tour, which included an appearance at the Flaming Lips-curated All Tomorrow's Parties.
Autolux (Carla Azar: vocals/drums, Greg Edwards: vocals/guitar. and Eugene Goreshter: vocals/bass) produced Transit Transit themselves with Edwards serving as engineer. It was recorded in the band's studio, Space 23, located near downtown Los Angeles. The album begins with it's title track, an utterly unique concussion of rhythm, created from a looped sample of an old freezer slamming shut and a simple round of chords from an upright piano. The hypnotic density of the vocals and organic futurism of the instrumentation instantly rearranges any preconceptions about the 'autolux sound'. Census and Supertoys play like the logical evolution and refinement of Future Perfect, delivering propulsive grooves and atmospheric chord changes, while Highchair combines a simple, yet effective drum machine beat with tympani-esque tom overdubs to create an orchestral lo-fi dance track.
There is a notable sonic progression throughout Transit Transit: vintage synthesizers and manipulated ambience glue central song components together, several tracks are built around piano, all three members take turns with lead vocals, harmonies are abundant, and there is even a bit of trumpet. Ultimately, Transit Transit is propelled by its individual members' strengths, coalescing into beautiful, complex songs. Goreshter continues to innovate his bass style, effortlessly modernizing the instrument's melodic role, while still providing an on-edge rawness and groove-filled momentum. Edwards' guitars serve to modulate the moods throughout the record, constantly evoking feelings found in the space between emotions. And Azar's sturdy, creative drumming (a phenomenon to behold on stage) continues on record with plenty of hook beats - ferocious and delicate, at once.
Check the band out at www.autolux.net
Artist: Gareth Liddiard Track: Blondin Makes An Omelette Release: 17th January Label: ATP Recordings
Australia's most celebrated contemporary songwriter has recorded his debut solo album Strange Tourist. For the past ten years, Gareth Liddiard has been the driving creative force behind Australian Music Prize-winning band The Drones and a string of modern classics including I Don't Ever Want To Change, Sixteen Straws and Shark-Fin Blues - named the greatest Australian song ever written by a panel of musicians polled by Triple J. Strange Tourist is available on digital pre-release now from iTunes. CD / 2xLP release follows on January 17th 2011 (UK) and January 25th 2011 (USA) with Pre-orders available now.
Recorded in an isolated mansion thirty minutes outside Yass, in country New South Wales, Strange Tourist captures Liddiard at his most naked, and his most explosive. Armed with just a guitar, he makes surreal stories of tightrope walkers, down and outers, suicidal Japanese salarymen and suburban radicals come alive like no one else could.
On Blondin Makes An Omelette Liddiard tells the story of wirewalker and acrobat Charles Blondin from the point of view of his eternally suffering understudy: "No one cared for him at all until he crossed Niagra Falls/ So you'd all feel a little lower down the scale... but I ain't here because he's tall, I'm only here to see him fall/ And if I get on the wagon now it'll only be to run him down."
All Tomorrow's Parties Playlist
1. Deerhunter - Desire Lines
2. Deerhoof - The Merry Barracks
3. Cults - Go Outside
4. Wolf People - Castle Keep
5. Built To Spill - Things Fall Apart
6. Autolux - The Bouncing Wall
7. Forest Swords - Miarches
8. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Moya
9. Belle & Sebastian - I Want The World To Stop
10. Hallogallo 2010 - Blinkgurtel
11. Gareth Liddiard - The Radicalisation Of D
12. Tennis - Marathon
13. Swans - You Fucking People Make Me Sick
14. SUUNS - Arena
15. The Flaming Lips - See The Leaves
16. Grinderman - When My Baby Comes
17. Toumani Diabaté - Elyne Road
18. Neil Young - Revolution Blues
19. BEAK> - Wulfstan
20. Sleepy Sun - Rigamaroo