Sufjan Stevens – neues Album im Oktober

Foto: Pressefreigabe

Letzte Woche überraschte Sufjan Stevens seine Fans mit der „All Delighted People EP“, die mit 8 Songs auch fast schon ein Mini-Album ist und ihn nach „The BQE“ wieder mit wirklich beachtenswerten Pop-Songs zeigt. Heute kommen bereits wieder gute Nachrichten aus dem Lager von Asthmatic Kitty, denn bereits im Oktober erscheint ein neues Sufjan Stevens Album. Das Label dazu: „we are proud to announce the upcoming release of The Age of Adz (pronounced Odds), the first song-based full-length from Sufjan Stevens since 2005’s Illinois. The Age of Adz will drop on October 12th (CD, MP3) with a double-LP following on November 9th.“ Grund zur Freude? Durchaus. Weiter heißt es da: „It’s much too soon to cast descriptive lots, but we can say the new album sounds nothing like the All Delighted EP (although it shares similar themes of love, loss, and the apocalypse). Nor is this new album built around any conceptual underpinning (no odes to states, astrology, or urban expressways).

We can say it shows an extensive use of electronics (banjos and acoustic guitars give way to drum machines and analog synthesizers), and an obsession with cosmic fantasies (space, heaven, aliens, love), to create an explicit pop-song extravaganza, augmented by heavy orchestration, and maybe even a few danceable moments. Enjoy Your Rabbit meets the BQE. But with songs. Verse, chorus, bridge, backbeat. Gated reverb. Space echo. Get your boogey on.

The “Adz” of the title loosely refers to the apocalyptic paintings of outsider artist Royal Robertson (1930-1997), whose work is used for the album cover, interior design, and as general inspiration for the tone of the album.“

Mehr Infos dann sicher in Kürze, das Cover seht ihr bereits oben, die EP könnt ihr unten hören.

Ach ja, die Trackliste:

1. Futile Devices – 2:11
2. Too Much – 6:44
3. Age of Adz – 8:00
4. I Walked – 5:01
5. Now That I’m Older – 4:56
6. Get Real Get Right – 5:10
7. Bad Communication – 2:24
8. Vesuvius – 5:26
9. All for Myself – 2:55
10. I Want To Be Well – 6:27
11. Impossible Soul – 25:35

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