Brian Eno announces more details about his forthcoming Warp debut, Small Craft on a Milk Sea

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Legendary ambient/glam auteur Brian Eno is releasing a new album, Small Craft on a Milk Sea, on Warp Records this fall. Slated for a November 2 release in the US, Small Craft is a joint effort between Eno and electronica dude Jon Hopkins and guitarist Leo Abrahams (TMT News). Abrahams worked with Eno as well as David Byrne on Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, Byrne and Eno’s second collaboration together.

If you’re one of those people who’s like, “Bwaa — what do I care about a measly album release? I want the COLLECTOR’S EDITION! The more stickers and informational booklets, the better!” then boy has Warp got a deal for you. Small Craft is getting not only the Limited Edition Box Set treatment (complete with vinyl and CD versions, plus a lithographic print), but also the Collector’s Edition Box Set treatment (with vinyl and CD versions, unique, signed, and numbered screen print.) That’s right, you can be the owner of something Brian Eno took a pencil and numbered with his own Eno hand. How collector-y!

• Brian Eno: http://brian-eno.net
• Leo Abrahams: http://www.leoabrahams.com
• Jon Hopkins: http://www.jonhopkins.co.uk
• Warp: http://warp.net

Jim Jarmusch sets his lens on Iggy Pop’s old, writhing body

If there’s one thing that I’ve always wanted to see more of, it’s gotta be Iggy Pop. Whether Iggy is playing a suburban dad (Adventures of Pete and Pete), acting like an alien (Star Trek: DS9) or just writhing across a stage covered in his blood and broken glass (the late 1960s), I just can’t get enough!

So, imagine my face (it was pleased as punch) when I heard that my favorite film director, Jim Jarmusch, was getting ready to make a new film with Iggy in it! “It’s something Iggy [Pop] asked me to do,” the cool-as-shit director said before elaborating on his love of Pop. “There’s a rule in my household that if Iggy is playing anywhere within 90 miles, we go. It’s going to take a few years though. There’s no rush on it.”

Well, Jim, not to sound like a dick, but you better rush it because I want to see Iggy in another one of your movies!

The project is planned as a “long-term documentary project” where Jarmusch will most likely film a couple shows, follow Iggy around for a handful of months, provide an insider look into the rock and/or roll lifestyle, and ultimately end with an existential crisis wherein Iggy will either travel to Florida to discover America or head west and become an unwilling gun-fighter. Regardless of subject matter, I can guarantee that there will be plenty of long, uninterrupted, static shots of Iggy sitting in sparsely decorated hotel rooms.

• Iggy Pop: http://www.iggypop.com

Brian Eno announces more details about his forthcoming Warp debut, Small Craft on a Milk Sea

Legendary ambient/glam auteur Brian Eno is releasing a new album, Small Craft on a Milk Sea, on Warp Records this fall. Slated for a November 2 release in the US, Small Craft is a joint effort between Eno and electronica dude Jon Hopkins and guitarist Leo Abrahams (TMT News). Abrahams worked with Eno as well as David Byrne on Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, Byrne and Eno’s second collaboration together.

If you’re one of those people who’s like, “Bwaa — what do I care about a measly album release? I want the COLLECTOR’S EDITION! The more stickers and informational booklets, the better!” then boy has Warp got a deal for you. Small Craft is getting not only the Limited Edition Box Set treatment (complete with vinyl and CD versions, plus a lithographic print), but also the Collector’s Edition Box Set treatment (with vinyl and CD versions, unique, signed, and numbered screen print.) That’s right, you can be the owner of something Brian Eno took a pencil and numbered with his own Eno hand. How collector-y!

• Brian Eno: http://brian-eno.net
• Leo Abrahams: http://www.leoabrahams.com
• Jon Hopkins: http://www.jonhopkins.co.uk
• Warp: http://warp.net

No, but seriously, folks: Liars announce new EP, Proud Evolution

Hey, did you know that Liars know Thom Yorke?

Thom Yorke from Radiohead? That Thom Yorke?

Oh, you knew that because you heard his (Thom Yorke’s) version of “Proud Evolution” on Sisterworld Reinterpretations, the star-studded (e.g. featuring Thom York from Radiohead) remix album that followed closely on the heels of the regular-old (e.g. “Yorkeless”) Sisterworld album (TMT Review)?

Well, fine.

But… but hey, do all your friends know that Liars know Thom Yorke of Radiohead!? A-ha! Didn’t think so. And that is why the band (Liars, not Radiohead) will release the new Proud Evolution EP on October 19 in the US and October 18 in the UK via Mute. The EP includes the very same Thom Yorke’s remix that appeared on Reinterpretations! …uh, plus a few new songs and a bunch of other piddly crap. Whatever. Thom Yorke.

Proud Evolution EP:

01. Proud Evolution (Album Version)
02. Proud Evolution (Thom Yorke Remix)
03. Proud Evolution (Live From Williamsburg)
04. Come Now
05. Total Frown
06. Strangers

• Liars: http://liarsliarsliars.com
• Mute: http://www.mute.com
• Thom Yorke: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIaE_c-isJk&feature=related

of Montreal fulfills prophecy by releasing new EP, The Controller Sphere

Near the end of Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer track “Faberge Falls For Shuggie,” of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes spat out the words “Skeletal lamping, the controller sphere, false priest.” Back in the simpler days of 2007, it was anyone’s guess what these words could possibly mean. Now in the present day, with all the knowledge we’ve gained over the past three years, it’s still basically impossible to decipher the meaning behind these words. What we do know, however, is that two of these phrases eventually became of Montreal album titles: 2008’s Skeletal Lamping and this year’s forthcoming False Priest (which is also being released on cassette).

Now, the Athens-based band is ready to complete that trifecta by releasing an EP called The Controller Sphere, planned for a tentative spring release. Want more information? Okay, there’s a track called “Black Lion Massacre” on it. Want more information? Too bad, I’m all out.

• of Montreal: http://www.ofmontreal.net
• Polyvinyl: http://www.polyvinylrecords.com

[Photo: Patrick Heagney]

Neil Young goes French and makes plans to release Le Noise in September

Le Noise is complete. It is a solo record. Playbacks are happening now. I love snails and Godard.” So says Neil Young’s Facebook page announcing the completion of his newest album and hinting at a change in lifestyle. Recently, Young (recent photo above) was sighted eating from a cheese platter, sipping on a 1997 Bordeaux, and wearing socks with sandals on the beaches of the French Riviera, and one can only deduce that he’s fallen under the sway of the lifestyle François.

Rabid fans and cultural rubber-neckers are waiting patiently for Le Noise’s September 28 release day to learn what they can about Neil’s preferred country of origin but will most likely discover that the new record, a follow-up to 2008’s Fork in the Road, will once again see Young experimenting with distortion and sonic dissonance, à la Neil’s 1970s albums with Crazy Horse, but with a grace only achievable with age.

Aiding the suspicions of Young’s conversion to Frenchophilia is the interesting choice of French-sounding producer Daniel Lanois to work the boards. Lanois, who is at least of French heritage, provided hints to the album’s auditory makeup: “We cut a couple of solo acoustic songs… There’s no band, but I got in there with my sonics. There’s nothing else out there like it.”

Despite your feelings on the French, it’s just un-American to dislike Neil Young (who’s Canadian), so I recommend that you check this shit out. It’s sure to be the coolest punk music that your Grandpa will ever make.

• Neil Young: http://www.neilyoung.com
• Warner Bros./Reprise: http://www.warnerbrosrecords.com