Feb 27, 2015

Elvis Perkins – I Aubade (2015)

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.

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