"In January 2011 Sam Prekop, Archer Prewitt, John McEntire, and Eric Claridge reconvened at Chicago's Soma Electronic Music Studios to record their latest release The Moonlight Butterfly. This thirty three minute mini-album finds the band delivering much more long form and cinematic pieces. The new songs lean upon the band's more experimental tendencies, taking time to stretch the forms and in some ways the new material relates to the way the band re-interprets some of their songs live. With the band making a shorter than usual record they were allowed to take more chances and ended up with a release that leans a bit more towards the instrumental. Rather than having the vocals be the sole focal point the shifts in emphasis to other instruments facilitated a more open approach. The song 'Weekend' from Car Alarm was kind of an unwitting blueprint for some of the new material. Especially the new song 'Inn Keeping' where a synthesizer pattern became the armature for the song, a constant to play with and against. 'Inn Keeping' is also quite a breakthrough for the band, sounding unlike anything they have done before and breaking the 10 minute mark." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | US| 2011| THRILL JOCKEY | 16.90

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