Carm

Carm

£18.99
  • Carm - Carm
26th February 2021 / LP or CD / 37d03d

Carm

Carm

£18.99
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As Justin Vernon always says - "I truly believe there isn’t a more accomplished brass player in the entire world of music".

This release is listed for pre order, with a scheduled release date of 26th February 2021. It is also listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during week of release. Please note, if you purchase any item that is a pre order, your order will ship once all of the items in that order are in stock. You can read more about our shipping policies here.

The music of ​Carm features horns in roles typically reserved for drums, guitars, and voices, while also escaping the genre categorisations reserved for music featuring an instrumentalist as bandleader. It is not jazz or classical music, nor is it a soundtrack. This is contemporary popular music that features a sound normally used as a background colour and texture as the unabashed lead voice.

Produced in Minneapolis by ​Ryan Olson​ (​Polica,​ L​izzo​) and featuring collaborations with ​Sufjan Stevens​,​ Justin Vernon​ (​Bon Iver​), Y​o La Tengo​,​ Shara Nova​, M​ouse on Mars​, ​Francis and the Lights​ and many others. It is a completely unique sound that additionally serves as a survey of the collaborations that have come to define the artist’s career thus far. The album begins with an orchestral brass choir of french horns, which quickly gives way to a piano sample from Francis, as Stevens and ​Lupin​ combine voices over a lush bed of horns to sing Song of Trouble.

The album bookends with the same piano sample used as a springboard to an iconic lyric by Vernon in the album closer Land. Between these two generation-defining artists we have upward sweeping melodies and fanfares reminiscent of ​Ennio Morricone​. The acutely original sound of G​eorgia Hubley​ and I​ra Kaplan ​of Yo La Tengo in Already Gone give way to the virtuoso sound of Nova’s voice. A more experimental path emerges before the strings from yMusic bring us back to the piano sample that started the record. Instead of recycling well-trodden sounds, Carm offers a respite for those seeking an original voice

Format /LP or CD
Released /26th February 2021
Catalogue / 37D011LP
Barcode / 656605361147
Artist / Carm
Label /37d03d
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