Hear Arthur Ashin’s new collection of melodramatic “failure-pop”.
Ashin’s work as Autre Ne Veut certainly isn’t to everyone’s tastes: his histrionic 2010 self-titled debut – a churning collection of seasick R&B – was, depending on who you ask, highly thrilling or distractingly cloying. Following on from the more sophisticated Body EP, Ashin will release sophomore full-length Anxiety on Daniel Lopatin and Joel Ford’s Software imprint tomorrow.
Anxiety sees Ashin continue to tighten and polish his sound: it’s still a woozy affair, but the hooks are crisper, the sound is sharper and the general mood is aspirational rather than confrontational. Head here to stream the album in full, courtesy of Pitchfork; NY character Mykki Blanco guests.
FACT recently sat down with Ashin to talk Marvin Gaye and tricksy trance gates; head here to read.