Label: Weird World - none • Format: CDr Album, Promo • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop • Style: Lo-Fi, Experimental, Psychedelic Rock
Collage-pop artist Sean Schuster-Craig 's work as Jib Kidder took the form of everything from plaintive folk balladry to bass mixtapes to makeshift low-budget gamelan over the course of a prolific discography that flew mostly under the radar since the early s. Though coming after more than a decade's worth of experimental pop and general weirdness from Jib Kidderalbum Teaspoon to the Ocean feels like a new chapter.
Airtight focus has never been an issue for Schuster-Craigwhose previous work defied association with any given genre but always held a distinctive presence whether it was sample-based computer music or collections of found sound. Teaspoon to the Ocean retains this unique distinction but distills the various impulses that he explored before into an extremely clean, straightforward, and unclouded statement.
Throughout the album, electronics and organic instruments cohabitate every available space. Brightly recorded live drums, pulsing drones, and vocodered vocal harmonies cluster Social Orphan - Saga - Heads Or Tales in album opener "Remove a Tooth," effectively coagulating into something simultaneously minimal and busy, as proggy rhythms blur under waves of static notes and vocal samples.
Let It Be Me - Susan Maughan - Lets Go Round Again sets the scene for much of the album, with Schuster-Craig delving into buoyant sample-friendly pop on tunes like "In Between" and "Dozens," while taking a more oldies-modeled approach on the nostalgic arpeggios and vocal harmonies of "Appetites.
On the patient synth meditation "The Waves," the vocals are reminiscent of Panda Bear 's more lively moments, while the nasal, squeezed singing on "The Many" tends more toward Tusk -era Lindsey Buckingham. Teaspoon to the Ocean sounds like the product of countless hours of meticulous production, and countless years of ravenous music absorption before that.
Looped snippets from easy listening albums meld with glitchy synths and slack key guitar lines, meshing into the uneasy beats that serve as a foundation for these massively colorful tracks.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts.
Release Date January 27, Imagination Mischief Partying Playful. Track Listing. Remove a Tooth. Sean Schuster-Craig. Jib Kidder. In Between. The Waves. Situations in Love. World of Machines. The Many. Melt Me. Wild Wind. Remove a Tooth Sean Schuster-Craig. In Between Sean Schuster-Craig.
Appetites Sean Schuster-Craig. The Waves Sean Schuster-Craig. Situations in Love Sean Schuster-Craig.
World of Machines Sean Schuster-Craig. Dozens Sean The Many - Jib Kidder - Teaspoon To The Ocean. The Many Sean Schuster-Craig. Illustration Sean Schuster-Craig. Melt Me Sean The Many - Jib Kidder - Teaspoon To The Ocean . Wild Wind Sean Schuster-Craig.
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