Published Aug 27, 2012It's been less than a month since Matt Carlson released Occupied with the Unspoken with his Portland duo Golden Retriever, but the busy musician -- who also played in Parenthetical Girls -- has already announced a new solo album. Entitled All Moments, it will arrive on September 18 via NNA Tapes.
While his previous solo work has dabbled into experimental synth music, this LP is more focused on what a product description calls "traditional musical materials of melody, harmony, and rhythm," and more closely resembles his work with Golden Retriever. It was recorded to four-track cassette with almost no automation, apparently making for a warm and human sound.
Just because it's less boldly experimental, however, don't expect it to be tame, since it offers both "shorter pop études" and "longer, more open improvisatory synth studies." Expect to hear some modal and tonal vocal parts that utilize vocoder.
Hear the sprawling, seven-minute synth epic "A Lock Against Oblivion" below. Pre-order the album here.