Nosaj Thing released his debut album “Drift“.
In either a fit of brilliant kismet or, rather, as a multi-layered indicator of his interest in no longer Drift-ing, he signed to local label (dare I say, juggernaut) Innovative Leisure and is about to release a new album titled “Home”.
So far only one track is available for streaming, the completely mesmerizing “Eclipse/Blue.” It features lush layers of soft synth washes and the haunting vocals of Blonde Redhead‘s Kazu Makino.
It is both a stunning production leap forward for the traditionally beat-driven LA artist Nosaj (neé Jason Chung) and has an aura that recalls the more minimalist moments on Radiohead’s Kid A/Amnesiac albums.
It’s got a dramatic largesse and twinkling smallness that is the sound of driving from LAX back into Downtown Los Angeles at night from heights of the 105/110 interchange…where you can see everything from a distance.
That moment you realize you’ve come back home.
— Mario Cotto