Any Why? fans should prick up their ears at news that Anticon‘s Raleigh Moncrief will be releasing a new album next week. Come to think of it, non-Why? fans should probably do so as well, because it’s shaping up to be a good ‘un. After co-producing Dirty Projector’s fantastic Bitte Orca, a stint playing in Marnie Stern’s band and a couple of cheeky collaborations with the awesome Zach Hill, he’s finally committed himself to a full-length solo album. Replete with laconic, drawling rhymes, glitzy, disintegrating sounds and chattering percussion formed of field recordings and budget drum kits, the whole thing has been balled up into a big balloon of spangly wool and tossed around by dolphins on holiday. Basically it’s bloody lovely.
Peep a teaser for the album here, along with a video made by Mr Moncrief himself. And listen to a few more of the new tracks below.
Image is by Guy Bourdin.