Simian Mobile Disco will be going on a short U.S. tour to support their newest ablum, buy Whorl, dosage toward the second half of September. The duo will be performing their new work at the Sinclair on Friday, September 20th. You can buy tickets here!
Recorded in the desert of Joshua Tree National Park with just two modular synths, two sequencers, and a mixer, the technological constraints and alien location paved the way to a refreshing creative process. Since the album was recorded using “live” takes without the sequencing capabilities of computers, each performance will differ slightly from one another. You can preorder the album here! Check out this mini documentary on the production process behind Whorl.
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Going out into the brutal California desert not the first idea that comes to mind when recording an album, but Simian Mobile Disco spent three days in the heat to record their latest project, Whorl. The UK duo’s new LP is slated for release on September 6th on the label Anti-.
Supposedly the duo went out to the desert with just a hardware rig, consisting of two modular synths, two sequencers, and a mixer to record their entire LP.
They will be recreating the production process used in crafting the album for their live setup. A tour is in the works, so keep your eyes peeled for a possible Boston date. The single, “Tangent” drops July 1st, you can preview the track in the video below, and also get a glimpse at their new live setup.
Get the full scoop on SMD in the desert at the OC Weekly Blog
The whole thing was a trip. Only a fearless electronic act act like Simian Mobile Disco would have the balls to record an album amidst the murky unknown that the whole event whipped up. The show’s surging, bass-riddled finale stuck with me as I drove back home through the darkness of the desert.
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