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.
Arthur Ashin — the man behind the experimental R&B project Autre Ne Veut — will inspire you to do amazing things with your voice. And if you’re not much of a singer, he’ll give you plenty to think about regarding all things R&B and soul. He stopped by Billboard’s New York office for a chat with host Chris Payne about his dazzling new album "Age of Transparency," why he prefers to be called “failure pop” instead of “PBR&B,” and much more.