Elvis Perkins – I Aubade

  • April 15, 2015

Six years after the release of his sophomore album Elvis Perkins in Dearland, the singer/songwriter returns with his long-awaited full-length, I Aubade. The new album finds Perkins taking greater control of his music by handling the full album production himself, playing many of the instruments and releasing it on his own label, Mir Records. Unlike previous releases, I Aubade has a looser DIY-sensibility that incorporates a gossamer, lo-fi sound that is layered with found sounds, curious electronic noises and improvised made sounds. Perkins manages to do this while maintaining the underlining literate emotive lyrical style of previous releases. Highlights include: the otherworldly “On Rotation Moses”, “Gasolina”, and “All Today”; the meandering laments “The Passage of the Black Gene” and “On Rotation Moses”; the warbly “& Eveline”; and the first single ,“Hogus Pogus.” While fans of Elvis Perkins may not fully embrace I Aubade, it is an imaginative and dreamlike album from an artist not set on repeating the past and open to exploring new avenues for his music. – Written by JFelton



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