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Art Angels – Grimes

by 4AD
Original price $48.00 - Original price $48.00
Original price
$48.00
$48.00 - $48.00
Current price $48.00
Condition: Brand New
Ships from: Melbourne

Description

Putting the sound of the Canadian singer, songwriter, producer, video director and journalist Claire Boucher, alias Grimes, into words is a difficult undertaking. She deliberately refuses to impose genre boundaries on herself and freely combines all kinds of influences and experiments, compositions and sound generators. "Grimes is the love-born alien child of Aphex Twin and ABBA," wrote Tastemaker Magazine, and Dazed called her "a pop idol from another dimension".

The mix of different styles, arrangements and instruments is certainly already based on Grimes' musical socialization, as she names Marilyn Manson, Christina Aguilera, Nine Inch Nails, Lana del Rey, Aphex Twin, Mariah Carey, OutKast and Enya as equal sources of inspiration.

In 2012 she released "Visions", her international 4AD debut, which was showered with critics' praise, prizes and awards such as being named among the NME's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Grimes then moved to Los Angeles, taught herself Ableton Live and wrote hundreds of new songs. Some of them have found their place on "Art Angels". None of the 14 pieces sounds like the other - whether rock, noise, country, R&B, church music, industrial or electro; from the radio-pop number "Flesh Without Blood" to the screaming dubstep track "Scream", everything is in flux on "Art Angels". 

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Release details

Artist: Grimes
Label: 4AD
Format: LP
Units: 1
Country: UK, Europe & US
Genre: Electronic, Pop

Tracklist

A1 Laughing And Not Being Normal
A2 California
A3 Scream
A4 Flesh Without Blood
A5 Belly Of The Beat
A6 Kill V. Maim
A7 Artangels
B1 Easily
B2 Pin
B3 World Princess, Pt. Ii
B4 Venus Fly
B5 Life In The Vivid Dream
B6 Butterfly