The follow up to VISUALS’ ‘State of Things’ EP is out now! In the same vein, the five track EP ‘Constant Desire’ combines electronic production with and dancefloor-friendly elements with his trademark singer/songwriter style.
About the release, VISUALS says “I made an EP in Berlin. But also in London, in Paris, in Budapest, and of course New York. I made it on the road in summer and in the dead of winter at home. I made it because Saturn return, I made it because Techno but also sweet Indie, lonely in Berghain, stranger at Baby’s, in the flood of Brexit and the orange age. Bouncing around the world in the name of music.”
Listen to opening track ‘Animator’ below, to the full EP on Spotify and buy the EP on iTunes now.
Known as Visuals, Andrew Fox’s music has arisen in many places and in many forms. First in his native New York City from time spent rummaging days worth of record crates and too many late nights with samplers and synths in various Brooklyn loft buildings and basements. The project gained a more permanent shape upon decampment to Berlin, and in close association and inspiration with longtime collaborators and comrades Darkside (Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington.)
The culmination of this was Visuals self-titled debut EP via Jaar’s label Other People in 2014, which placed the songs on many tastemaker radars. Visuals is set to follow the success with Other People and the lessons learned as a Berlin-nee-NYC producer and multi-instrumentalist, recently returned home, with the announcement of The State of Things EP due March 25th this year. The disc will find a home on Berlin label thesongsays. The first title track was premiered on Self-Titled Mag and the bonus track is now available for free download on XLR8R.
Nicolas Jaar’s Other People subscription label is marking its first birthday with a brand-new compilation entitled “Work”. The first taste of that forthcoming record is “A Pixel” from Visuals, the electronic pop project from Berlin-via-New York producer Andrew Fox. The track was produced by Nicolas Jaar featuring his Darkside partner David Harrington on guitar.
The 11-track compilation “Work” will drop on September 28th 2014 via Other People. Pre-order here.
We’ve already posted VISUALS‘ Solve For X (No Result), taken from NYC born and Berlin based songwriter and producer Andrew Fox’ self titled debut EP. The EP was co-produced by Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington and is out on Nicolas Jaar‘s Other People imprint via streaming and download via subscription. Below, you can stream and download for free another cut from the EP, Space Oddity, a cover of David Bowie’s 1969 hit single.
VISUALS release Solve For X on soundcloud following their support slots at DARKSIDE‘s sell out shows across Europe this week. The track was also produced by Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington and VISUALS debut four-song EP arrives October 27th on Nicolas Jaar‘s Other People imprint via streaming and download via subscription.
VISUALS is the project of NYC born and Berlin based songwriter and producer Andrew Fox, choosing the name as a dual reference to the cinematic in his music and an ocular disorder he suffered as a child, which left him with partial 2D vision. A long time friend and collaborator of Harrington’s, Fox recorded the EP solo in Brooklyn until handing it off first to Harrington and then to Jaar, adding adding layers of sly sonic abstraction and thump.
Over the course of its all-too-brief runtime, VISUALS’ EP pits the soulful against the inhuman, evoking everything from Broadcast’s eerie, hermetic pop experimentation to Prince’s minimalist sex funk. Filled with bottom-heavy love songs to an uncertain future, Fox’s cracked, weather-beaten drawl through a a gauntlet of rubber-band basslines, bone-dry drum machines and deft sample manipulation, the result is a four-song collection of rusty electronics with a beating heart.
VISUALS Part 1 is out October 27 and Part 2 is out November 3 on Other People.