Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Kim Gordon - "Sketch Artist"

Photo via Facebook
Despite being in the music scene for nearly forty years and being in such integral groups as Free Kitten, Body/Head, and, of course, Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon has yet to release a solo album. That changes in October with the release of No Home Record, Gordon's first solo album. If her new song "Sketch Artist" is indicative of the album, it's not at all what you'd expect. "Sketch Artist" is extraordinarily bass heavy and is mostly an electronic song. I'm going to use my very limited knowledge of electronic music (which is mostly from the 90's) and say it combines the discordance and menace of Aphex Twin with the drum and bass of Roni Size. For a new sound that is this unexpected, I'm going to have to take some extra time to adjust to this one, but I'm pretty sure I like it. It's definitely a good and interesting song.

You can watch the video for "Sketch Artist" below. No Home Record will be out October 11 on Matador Records. You can pre-order the album here. For more on Kim Gordon, check out her website.

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