I imagine that when an action movie fanatic got word of the release of the film The Expendables, he performed a series of behaviors along the lines of shitting his pants and giggling uncontrollably while frantically blogging about it with shaky, sweaty fingers, clumsily avalanching onto the keypad. Well, such is my reaction when I learned that Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) and C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) are co-curating a series of collaborative free jazz and electronic albums, titled SSTUDIOS, on Lopatin’s own Software imprint on Mexican Summer, with the first release being a collaboration between Lopatin and drone god Tim Hecker.
Hecker and Lopatin’s album, titled Instrumental Tourist, is out November 20 on vinyl, CD, and digital formats. The press release states that the two performers used techniques “of jazz-based improvisation, with little preparation prior” and transcended “their respective visions by agreeing to a new language.” Listen to “Uptown Psychedelia” over at the Chocolate Grinder right now or as soon as it’s convenient for you.
Daniel Lopatin. C. Spencer Yeh. Tim Hecker. This many big names on one project is my star-studded action film. This is my CGI-heavy blockbuster.
Instrumental Tourist tracklist:
01. Uptown Psychedelia
02. Scene From a French Zoo
03. Vacinnation For Thomas Mann
05. Whole Earth Tascam
06. GRM Blue II
07. GRM Blue III
08. Racist Drone
09. Grey Geisha
10. Instrumental Tourist
11. Ritual For Consumption