Published Nov 12, 2013Just a few weeks after Los Angeles's Lo-Fang (a.k.a. Matthew Hemerlein) released his debut single for 4AD, the genre-dabbler has revealed the details behind his first full-length, Blue Film.
Set to hit North American stores on February 25 and a day earlier in the UK, the song cycle was apparently written along Hemerlein's worldly travels. A press release adds further details, explaining that tracks were crafted anywhere "from a farmhouse in Maryland to a hotel in Cambodia" and recorded in studios in London and Nashville. The sessions were completed at Los Angeles's Capitol Studios with producer Francois Tetaz.
The debut LP includes both "#88" and "Boris" from Lo-Fang's recent 12-inch, as well as 10 other tracks that take electronic, R&B, classical and folk music influences into pop territory. Hemerlein himself is a classically trained musician and performed violin, cello, bass, piano and guitar on the album.
Lo-Fang has just premiered the video for album opener "Look Away," which was directed by Grant Singer (Sky Ferreira, Kendrick Lamar, DIIV). You can see the clip beneath the album info.
1. Look Away
3. When We're Fire
4. Light Year
5. Blue Film
9. Animal Urges
10. Confusing Happiness
11. You're The One That I Want