After a mere 3-day recording session with the great Steve Albini back in February, solo artist and Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman will drop his seventh LP since 2004’s I Will Return on September 14 via Western Vinyl. Although I’m familiar and fond of Tillman’s previous work, my curiosity for this record was truly piqued by Albini’s name, as the outspoken engineer’s quieter acoustic albums — such as Will Oldham’s Arise Therefore — are among my favorite stripped down recordings of all time.
As Aquarium Drunkard reveals, “Three Sisters” enlists Albini’s own drum machine, used previously with his mid-80s rock outfit Big Black. (Though I don’t think it’s the same machine, percussive samples here recall the aforementioned Oldham record, as well.) Stream Tillman’s stark, haunting track below and/or download it with another another new tune, “A Seat at the Table,” at MOKB:
J. Tillman – “Three Sisters”