Instrumentals don’t usually get play on my site, but sometimes I find one that’s so cool I make an exception to my rule. Grimes‘ latest album, Visions, is an example. Pitchfork gave it an 8.5 and called it “airy cyborg-pop,” and frankly I don’t think I can do much better than that. Think Cocteau Twins on Postal Service.
In short, it’s far from grimey.
Visions, the latest Grimes album (the pseudonym of Montreal’s Claire Boucher) combines atmospheric beats, hypnotic, repetitive beats, with a low-key vocal that can not be easily heard or understood. The most unusual thing about it, is that on this record, the vocals support the music rather than the other way around. Very cool, very interesting, and well worth a listen if you’re a fan of beat music, hipsway, or smoking out and zoning.
She’s offering Genesis as an mpfree (direct link), and a video….