Karen O and TRZTN Team Up on New Song ‘Hieroglyphs’

    TRZTN – the moniker Paris-based musician, composer, and producer Tristan Bechethas – has shared a new song featuring Karen O called ‘Hieroglyphs’. It’s taken from his upcoming album Royal Dagger Ballet and it arrives with an accompanying video directed by Barnaby Roper and starring dancer Victoria Dauberville. Check it out below.

    Back in 2009, Bechet collaborated with Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O on the Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack. “Without holding back, I embarked on a phantasmagorical way of production—sculpting sound more than composing conventionally,” Bechet said in a statement about their latest collaboration. “I recorded clangs and digital white noise. I re-shaped her voice, deformed the structure, and resampled her own vocals creating the main staccato vocal theme. The track disintegrates and falls back together like the push and pull of a rubber band stretching.”

    Royal Dagger Ballet is due out this Friday, January 22. In addition to Karen O, it also features guest appearances from Paul Banks of Interpol and Muzz, Jonathan Bree, YESH, and Eiko Hara.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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