The new solo record from Kim Gordon is available to pre-order now. Anyone who pre-orders will go into a draw to win a limited 12" single of 'Murdered Out / Sketch Artist' https://t.co/2m9kHTWZiS pic.twitter.com/If0z4QcDID— Banquet Records (@BanquetRecords) August 20, 2019
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Expected 11th October 2019
Anyone who pre-orders the LP will go into a draw to win a very limited 12" single of 'Murdered Out / Sketch Artist', we have only 3 of these 12"s!
The long-awaited and highly anticipated solo full length from Kim Gordon! Known well as a co-founder of Sonic Youth, her career spans nearly four decades, 20+ albums long, but now is the time for the legendary musician to unleash a solo project.
Despite the exhaustive nature of her re?sume?, the most reliable aspect of Gordon’s music may be its resistance to formula. Songs discover themselves as they unspool, each one performing a test of the medium’s possibilities and limits. Her command is astonishing, but Gordon’s artistic curiosity remains the guiding force behind her music.
It makes sense that this “American idea” (as Gordon says on the agitated rock track “Air BnB”) of purchasing utopia permeates the record, as no place is this phenomenon more apparent than Los Angeles, where Gordon was born and recently returned to after several lifetimes on the east coast. It was a move precipitated by a number of seismic shifts in her personal life and undoubtedly plays a role in No Home Record’s fascination with transience. The album opens with the restless “Sketch Artist,” where Gordon sings about “dreaming in a tent” as the music shutters and skips like scenery through a car window. “Even Earthquake,” perhaps the record’s most straightforward track embodies this mood; Gordon’s voice wavering like watercolor: “If I could cry and shake for you / I’d lay awake for you / I got sand in my heart for you,” guitar strokes blending into one another as they bleed out across an unstable page. Front to back, No Home Record is an expert operation in the uncanny. You don’t simply listen to Gordon’s music; you experience it.
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Cat no: OLE13792
Label: Matador Records
Info correct on: 20/8/2019