Tassels 'Breaking Up and Down' (album stream)
Published Dec 20, 2012While Tassels (aka Sean Orr) offered up gleefully twisted tunes on his Pressure Mount LP earlier this year, the Vancouver soundsmith apparently went through a blue period too. His newly released Breaking Up and Down chronicles the crumbling of his and his girlfriend's relationship, and you can stream his misery in the player down below.
Ambient tones recorded on a trip home from Sled Island are gathered on "Saying Hello to a Little German Boy in a Flooded Skunk Cabbage Patch on Tour," while wobbly baritone vocals are stacked "Row Row Row Your Boat"-style on "Here Come's the Flood Again."
Elsewhere, he gives us a chilly, oscillated synthscape on "She Was My Rushmore, Max," samples one of the saddest Songs:Ohia cuts ever ("Lioness"), and delivers a downright unsettling falsetto on Frank Ocean-referencing finale "To Find Me, Gone."
According to a depressing statement from Orr, the artwork, which you can see above, is made up of "all the lint collected from [our] dryer during our relationship."