Alex Zhang Hungtai (Dirty Beaches) embraces dry, wintry, scaly skin, releases two songs as Last Lizard

Alex Zhang Hungtai (Dirty Beaches) embraces dry, wintry, scaly skin, releases two songs as Last Lizard

Last we heard from Alex Zhang Hungtai, he was breaking news and our hearts via the dissolution of his long-running project Dirty Beaches, though he promised, via Twitter, “NEW PROJECTS NEW MUSIC COMING SOON 2015” (caps-lock his). Well, here we are a whopping three weeks later, still very much knee-deep in 2014, and Hungtai has gone ahead and dropped some new tunes on us.

Working under the moniker Last Lizard, Hungtai recently shared two new tracks: “Detroit” and “Dickie’s Theme” (listen below). Comprised of nothing more than interweaving sax swells, Hungtai is channeling some heavy In a Silent Way-era Miles and Sleeping Beauty-era Sun Ra vibes. While no further announcements regarding the project have been made, I just want to give Alex a heads up that I’ll gladly buy a quadruple LP of this stuff.

It should also probably be noted that Hungtai played a gig in Portugal a few nights ago under the name Sax Death. While the set did indeed involve a saxophone, I can’t tell you how much that project varies from Last Lizard, as I don’t live in Portugal and no one had the decency to Instagram the whole thing. Get it together guys!

• Last Lizard: https://soundcloud.com/lastlizard

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