Lovestreams (Will Sheff from Okkervil River)
16.01.2013 - 11:42 UhrSoloprojekt von Will Sheff, um die Wartezeit auf das nächste Okkervil River-Album zu verkürzen. Sheff schreibt:
Hey everybody, this is Will writing you.
In the early part of last year I finally got a dedicated recording space. It was something I’d dreamed of having for my whole life but I had never really been able to make it work until then. It’s located in Brooklyn, in a basement down by the East River, a dingy but high-ceilinged room at the end of a long, damp hallway. In the late 90s a writer named John Wray had lived in this one room and he wrote his first novel there, sleeping inside a tent to keep out the rats. I think that story clinched it for me when I was looking at it. I liked the idea of so much thinking happening there.
I’d always wanted to go to a space every day of the week and work all day there, just shut the door and fully give myself over to writing and recording constantly, and this space finally allowed that to happen. So I decided to do a project there I’d wanted to do for years and years, which is to make an album completely by myself and for myself, an album that doesn’t owe anything to acoustic music and that better reflects living in the city, as opposed to a college town like Austin or to the countryside in New Hampshire where I grew up. The album was a chance to write unguardedly about where I’m at in my life and to record what I wrote in a really immediate, informal way that felt a lot more like the first four-track tapes I made in high school – which were also records I made just for me – than like Okkervil River records. When people think of “confessional” or “intimate” music, they often picture a guy fingerpic.king an acoustic guitar, but I think sitting and whispering into your computer is even more weirdly intimate, or has the potential to be.
The album took me almost a year to make, and it was a really fun and helpful thing to do. The Okkervil River folks were super patient and supportive about it and into it – Cully actually played some drums on some of the songs near the very end, I guess because I couldn’t resist having him on there. The album was intended to be something I was making for myself and I have no definite plans to release the whole thing. At the end of the process, I gave a couple copies of the album to some close friends I knew would get where I was coming from. After thinking about it a bit I decided I’d put a couple of the songs out there, but that I’d put them out for free since the album cost me almost nothing to make. So here’s one of them, track two on the album. The name of the project is Lovestreams.
Lovestreams - “Shock Corridor”
Recorded by Will Sheff at Crystal Snifter, Brooklyn. Mixed by Phil Palazzolo at the Honeyjar, Brooklyn. Cover art by Jacob Escobedo.
To stream, share, and download "Shock Corridor," please visit: http://lovestreamsdreams.tumblr.com/
Gefällt mir seht gut der Song.
Ich hoffe das mit dem html-Zeug hat einigermaßen geklappt... Editierfunktion ist hier ja leider Fehlanzeige.
16.01.2013 - 11:54 UhrHat geklappt mit dem Link.
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