Sandro Perri - In Another Life

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The first solo album from Sandro Perri since 2011’s acclaimed Impossible Spaces. Features Dan Bejar (Destroyer) and André Ethier (The Deadly Snakes) as guest lead vocalists on the three-part opus Everybody’s Paris. The new album is what Perri describes as “an experiment in ‘infinite’ songwriting.” The title track is a 24-minute pop mantra for sequenced synth, piano, guitar and voice, progressing sideways rather than forward. A relaxed three-chord vamp runs the length of the album’s Side One, peppered with Sandro’s languid, lilting vocal and adorned with continually developing musical details –massaging the listener with the joys of repetition while defying stasis and monotony. Like the longer-form work of fellow-travellers Bill Callahan, Destroyer or Arthur Russell, Perri extends the notion of the meditative minimalist pop song to its literal maximum, flouting ‘commercial’ concerns in our streamingly short-attention-span era –and perhaps implicitly calling for a politics of slow consumption?

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