Published Jan 20, 2012California Bay Area electronic explorer David Reep records under the name Elephant & Castle, and on March 13 will release his LP Transitions via Plug Research. And while Reep may not yet be a big name in his own right, chances are that you've heard of one of his collaborators, Merril Garbus (aka tUnE-yArDs), who lent her vocals to the new single "En Memoria."
The track is a wash of swirling, synth-dappled sounds, which coalesce under a pattering beat and some sweet and airy vocals from Garbus.
Reep said of Transitions in a press release, "This album is way more ambient. It's not as beat oriented, it's a little more jazz influenced, has a few songs with weird time signatures, making it a bit more complex of a record."
To sample that sound, listen to "En Memoria" below.
05 En Memoria feat. Tune-Yards by Plug Research