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Blanche Blanche Blanche // Seashells LP

Blanche Blanche Blanche // Seashells LP

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RecitalやPentimentsなどから発表しているNYの音響作家Derek Baron主宰レーベルReading Groupの2021年5月最新作を本邦初入荷しました。

本作は、Feeding TubeやNight People、NNA Tapesなどから発表しているNYのレフトフィールドシティポップデュオBlanche Blanche Blancheが500本限定でリリースしたレコードです。ひねくれLo-Fiシティポップ23曲を収録。DLコード付属。

レーベルその他作品はこちら /// Click here to see more Reading Group releases available at Tobira. 

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Edition of 500.

Steven Zultanski:

"It’s a bit of a cliché in experimental music circles to compliment music for being confusing (as when people refer to a record as a “head-scratcher”), but this almost always designates a very specific kind of aesthetic confusion: an opaqueness of process combined with a dearth of legible expressivity. I eagerly listen to a lot of music with those qualities, but I’m rarely actually confused by it. I find Seashells, on the other hand, to be genuinely pretty confusing. The form and instrumentation are clear enough – poppy songs with keyboards and vocals. But the electric piano is often dashing through so many thick chords that they barely sound melodic, and it’s difficult to tell whether the singer is blurting out insular jokes or divulging slices of hard-won poetic wisdom.

And that’s what’s head-scratching about Seashells: the tone is really hard to read. It’s both embarrassingly earnest and defensively coy. The social commentary is both spot-on and murky, perhaps a bit dodgy at moments. The production sounds both fussily overcooked and rushed, unfinished. That’s all to say: it’s terrific. I love this record. I find its contradictions rejuvenating. And, at a basic level, I’m simply delighted by what I hear as its perverse and slightly juvenile joyfulness, which is the least confusing part of it; joy is always perverse and slightly (or more than slightly) juvenile."

Description by Reading Group:

"Their first release in over six years, "Seashells" is the 10th full-length record by Blanche Blanche Blanche (Zach Phillips and Sarah Smith). As "Blue" Gene Tyranny once wrote to BBB, "I really, really have been enjoying your albums. To me they are a pure modern bop style, but don't let me characterize your writing in any way. They are just quite wonderful. The ever-evolving disjunctive bop stimulates in my mind thoughts of hearing Lambert Hendrix and Ross with a tiny bit of disjunctive Zappa. It is truly thrilling music and I am very privileged to hear it." 

Artist : Blanche Blanche Blanche

Label : Reading Group

RecitalやPentimentsなどから発表しているNYの音響作家Derek Baron主宰レーベルReading Groupの2021年5月最新作を本邦初入荷しました。

本作は、Feeding TubeやNight People、NNA Tapesなどから発表しているNYのレフトフィールドシティポップデュオBlanche Blanche Blancheが500本限定でリリースしたレコードです。ひねくれLo-Fiシティポップ23曲を収録。DLコード付属。

レーベルその他作品はこちら /// Click here to see more Reading Group releases available at Tobira. 

-------------------------

Edition of 500.

Steven Zultanski:

"It’s a bit of a cliché in experimental music circles to compliment music for being confusing (as when people refer to a record as a “head-scratcher”), but this almost always designates a very specific kind of aesthetic confusion: an opaqueness of process combined with a dearth of legible expressivity. I eagerly listen to a lot of music with those qualities, but I’m rarely actually confused by it. I find Seashells, on the other hand, to be genuinely pretty confusing. The form and instrumentation are clear enough – poppy songs with keyboards and vocals. But the electric piano is often dashing through so many thick chords that they barely sound melodic, and it’s difficult to tell whether the singer is blurting out insular jokes or divulging slices of hard-won poetic wisdom.

And that’s what’s head-scratching about Seashells: the tone is really hard to read. It’s both embarrassingly earnest and defensively coy. The social commentary is both spot-on and murky, perhaps a bit dodgy at moments. The production sounds both fussily overcooked and rushed, unfinished. That’s all to say: it’s terrific. I love this record. I find its contradictions rejuvenating. And, at a basic level, I’m simply delighted by what I hear as its perverse and slightly juvenile joyfulness, which is the least confusing part of it; joy is always perverse and slightly (or more than slightly) juvenile."

Description by Reading Group:

"Their first release in over six years, "Seashells" is the 10th full-length record by Blanche Blanche Blanche (Zach Phillips and Sarah Smith). As "Blue" Gene Tyranny once wrote to BBB, "I really, really have been enjoying your albums. To me they are a pure modern bop style, but don't let me characterize your writing in any way. They are just quite wonderful. The ever-evolving disjunctive bop stimulates in my mind thoughts of hearing Lambert Hendrix and Ross with a tiny bit of disjunctive Zappa. It is truly thrilling music and I am very privileged to hear it." 

Artist : Blanche Blanche Blanche

Label : Reading Group