Fainting By Numbers

Hot Chip has been busy lately, but evidently not busy enough for co-leader Alexis Taylor, who stays launching side-projects. Taylor’s latest side hustle is Fainting By Numbers, a new duo with the German minimal techno producer and Kompakt Records mainstay Justus Köhncke. The two have a new double A-side single coming out soon, “Watching The Wheels” b/w “A Stone In The Ground.” We still have yet to hear the first of those songs, but the second, “A Stone In The Ground,” is an absolutely gorgeous seven-minute stretch of synthetic disco, the first song from a Taylor side project that’s actually more accessible than a whole lot of Hot Chip tracks. It’s great, and you can hear it below.

“Watching The Wheels” b/w “A Stone In The Ground” is out 4/15 on Moshi Moshi.

Comments (2)
  1. I love it! And that bassline sounds an awful lot like the Twin Peaks theme.

  2. Agreed. A beautiful, calming and almost hypnotic piece.

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