The project of Brooklyn musician and producer Arthur Ashin, Autre Ne Veut will release a new full-length record, Anxiety, on Friday February 22.
While his self-titled 2010 debut channelled the lovelorn missteps of Marvin Gaye’s Here My Dear and Big Star’s Sister Lovers, Autre Ne Veut has since turned his gaze internally, depicting his own struggles and ecstasies across Anxiety’s ten songs.
Like a collection of photographs, each featuring our anti-hero surrounded by lovers, friends, family and ultimately, the world, on Anxiety, Ashin himself is peripheral to the action. He is always a little too aware of the joke, perhaps laughing at the wrong time.
We're going to tell iTunes that this a Pop/R&B record, but our gut says it's so much more.
Mute City Remixes • http://smarturl.it/LM14B
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The CID RIM Mute City EP was released on 17th September to a great reception Now LuckyMe are very proud to present Mute City Remixes
3 unique takes from the Mute City EP.
Mike Slott is one of the original founding members of LuckyMe alongside Hudson Mohawke & The Blessings. He released his classic Lucky 9teen micro album over 4 years ago. With this his first release with us in sometime we are overjoyed that his reworking of Extend Ranges is as beautiful meditative vocal song by Mike himself calling out that he’s coming back to releasing music.
In contrast, Autre Ne Veut rejects his usual fare to produce an instrumental remix that cuts up several different vocal pitches and textures to recreate the originals musical passages- the result is a skewed theatrical beat sliced with glacial snares. As huge fans of his work- especially last years Anxiety LP we are proud to have him involved in this project. Last but not least – young Joseph Marinetti provides a classic house percussion workout of title track Mute City – transposing tiny digital fragments into warm Chicago keys interspersed with surging pads. Marinetti has a full LuckyMe release slated for 2014 and continues to impress with his underground releases and stellar guest mixes.
Last March, in Brooklyn, Arthur Ashin was rushing. He had one week left before he was due in studio to record his next album. You and I would call the work that he was doing then songwriting. He calls it content gathering. He is not interested in romanticizing his job. He doesn't really want anybody to hear the voice memos where he put down the very first glimmers of the last song he wrote for the album, but he spoke with me anyway, because he's trying to hide less, in the spirit of his album's title, The Age of Transparency. This is the story of how "Cold Winds" was made.