Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker has released a new song called ‘dragon eyes’. It’s taken from her upcoming album songs, which is out on October 23 via 4AD along with an accompanying LP titled instrumentals. Listen to it below.
The double album was recorded in quarantine, inside a cabin in the mountains of western Massachusetts alongside engineer Philip Weinrobe. It comes with a digital free-vinyl recording, a.k.a. analog-analog-analog (AAA). “Not only does this process allow for a very specific type of sonic experience to come alive,” Weinrobe explained in a statement, “but the process also dictates how we work. The fine-toothed editing and micro-adjustments that every modern record relies on are not available. The computer screen is not glowing while the music is being recorded.”
He added: “The entire workflow becomes a part of the music in a way that is simply not possible when working in digital audio. AAA is a very labor and resource-intensive process and it has a wide array of limitations compared to digital record-making, but there is no other way we could have achieved both the capture and delivery of this music without it.”
‘dragon eyes’ follows the previously released ‘anything’.