Published Feb 16, 2011It seems that Sufjan Stevens is tired with writing gentle folk songs. Last year, the beloved singer-songwriter released The Age of Adz, an album that was packed with squalling synths and mangled electronics. He also recorded a handful of improvised collaborations with cellist Gaspar Claus, who has now released the results online.
If you go to this Official.fm page (or scroll to the bottom of this page), you can listen to "Romance Cave," "Alien Vs. Predator," and "Invalid Skin." Unfortunately, the songs are all instrumental (aside from some wordless vocals), meaning that we don't get to hear Sufjan singing about the subjects mentioned in the titles.
They're lengthy, abstract pieces, adding up to around a half hour of new music. People who fell in love with "Chicago" might not be into these, but it's always good to hear new music from the creatively restless Sufjan. All three cuts are embedded below.
Thanks to TwentyFourBit/La Blogotheque for the heads-up.