Label: Domino Records
Release date: 24.02.2017
Format Info: Limited Clear Vinyl
The new album does everything we want and expect from Dirty Projectors — but in a way we never could have imagined or anticipated. In a career of surprising conceptual gambits, unexpected stylistic evolutions, and continually changing lineups — this is, as DJ Khaled says, “ANOTHER ONE”!
A solitary reinvention for David Longstreth... He's skewed the space between art-rock abstraction and contemporary R'n'B, to sublime effect. With a new-found lyrical directness, he's subverted the sonic connotations of such a move with a refusal to settle for the banal dogma of modern production. It's set to be one of my favourites of the year: an articulate exercise in paradox and a tether to heartbreak.