Published Feb 24, 2016Ought guitarist/vocalist Tim Darcy is apparently on a bit of a collaborative kick outside his main band. Following the recent premiere of Charlotte Cornfield's "Mercury" single, on which Darcy sings, the Ought member has now revealed plans to issue a full-length team-up with sound improviser Andrea-Jane Cornell. The Montreal duo's debut release, Too Significant to Ignore, lands March 18 through NNA Tapes.
The 10-song collection is said to mesh together elements of punk, electronic music and avant-garde, with touchstones including the Birthday Party, Dome and the Shadow Ring. All told, the collision of influences is said to have Cornell and Darcy delivering a soundscape full of drones, vocals and field recordings, which produce a "melancholic psychedelia."
As it could be argued with his work in Ought, Darcy's drawled vocals on the album apparently reflect "a bored disgust." Themes explored are said to include "accelerated technological apathetic voyeurism, city life, regret, self-reflection, human disconnection, and the bleakness of modern sterility."
Along with a tracklisting, you'll find a stream of Too Significant to Ignore's "Cosmetic Sadness" down below.
Too Significant to Ignore:
1. Today, The Body (No More Bacteria)
2. Too Significant To Ignore (Big Black Bowl)
3. This Cafe (Is Not Anonymous Enough)
4. Cosmetic Sadness
5. Automatic Ecstasy
6. The Space Between Everything
8. Spit of the 1980's (An Entire Afternoon)
9. There is a Door