aTelecine (Feat. Sasha Grey) The Falcon And The Pod LP Stream (Stereogum Premiere)

Dark Band To Watch aTelecine’s The Falcon And The Pod is the first in a trilogy of gatefold LPs (the next two installments: Sounds That Gods Fear, Are You Attracted To Wounded Animals). For folks who’ve heard the band’s noisier previous work — see, for instance A Cassette Tape Culture — the spacey, smeary, drifting and droning “ambient death dub” will come as a surprise. Ditto folks still hung-up on the fact that the electro-industrial quartet features Sasha Grey on voice, synth, tape loops, guitar, etc: This isn’t some easygoing vanity project. What we have is a patient, expansive collection, one that nods to interests in Coil, Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle, Nurse With Wound, and Lustmord, among other things. (You maybe also hear submerged references to Public Enemy threaded throughout the production.) Importantly, The Falcon drifts into its own hypnotic, weirdly insular and esoteric territories, ultimately sounding like nothing I’ve heard all year. We have the entire LP version below. Play on repeat:

aTelecine – The Falcon and The Pod LP Version by Pendu Sound Recordings*

Tracklist (LP Version):
01 “A Secret Ratio”
02 “Sodium Vapor”
03 “A Moist Duck”
04 “None”
05 “A New Future”
06 “Late Night Lament”
07 “Light Through the Leaves”
08 “No Other Way”
09 “4 AM”

10 “Lost”
11 “Magazine”
12 “Procession”
13 “Pathless”
14 “The Falcon and The Pod”

The Falcon And The Pod gatefold LP is out 8/9 via Pendu Sound. On grey vinyl. (The digital version, featuring a slightly altered tracklist, is out 7/23 via the same label.) You can get info at Pendu about a limited-edition Subscription Box Set of the complete trilogy. aTelecine’s also collecting the back catalog/vaulted/vinyl-only tracks and preparing them for digital download. (Full disclosure: Sasha and me and one of her smear-faced bandmates are friends.)

aTelecine 2011