Slim Twig – Thank You For Stickin’ With Twig LP
“Thank You For Stickin’ With Twig” is the latest long-playing album from the artist known to the world (or at least to his mother) as Slim Twig. Coming out July 10th, 2015 on DFA, you may be surprised to know that it represents the fifth album by the Toronto based songwriter / producer. Twig has released these previous records among a swath of EP’s, singles and one-offs, displaying in the process a complete disregard for genre or consistency. The evolution from Contempt!, his sample-stained 2009 debut, through to A Hound At The Hem, his symphonic tribute album to Nabokov’s Lolita (reissued by DFA in 2014), is not entirely linear, although intriguing all the same. Like so many surf- smoothed stones lining the beach shore, briefly unburied only to be discarded once deemed un-skippable, so Twig has gone about seeking the proper rock to cast at just the right angle. One can see why he extends a gratuity to those listeners who’ve stuck around.
“Thank You For Stickin’ With Twig” is to date the most sonically immersive album in Twig’s discography. Where some records have focused explicitly on sample-based songwriting, while others have been completely live- recorded, the new album arrives at a perfectly produced fusion of fidelities. It hovers, glamorously caught between a cloud of obscurant, half-speed tape hiss, and the most stoned Jeff Lynne production you’ve ever heard. Twig flirts here with a variety of vibes, most often opting for a three dimensional approach whereby a warped tape aura is overlaid with colourful, laser-cut keyboard and guitar melodies. A fetishization of analogue texture is married to a digital approach. All the while, we find Twig irreverently raiding classic rock of its symbolism, sexuality, and social ambition for ulterior subversions. In this respect, TYFSWT’s closest cousin may be Royal Trux’s “Accelerator.”
A Woman’s Touch (It’s No Coincidence)
She Stickin’ With Twig
Textiles on Mainstreet
Stone Rollin’ (Musical Emotion)
Roll Red Roll (Song for Steubenville)
You Got Me Goin’…
Fog of Sex (N.S.I.S)
Trip Thru Bells
…Out of My Mind
Live In, Live On, Your Era
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