NYC’s Pas Musique announce new album, tease ‘Ancient Scottish Legend’ single
Brooklyn-based Pas Musique have announced they will release a new long-player, titled ‘Amateur Radio’. With six new electronic, experimental krautrock-influenced tracks, this one will be available on white vinyl and digitally via NYC-based label Alrealon Musique.
Ahead of this, they present the lead track ‘Ancient Scottish Legend’, taking you on an glitchy and eerie audio-visual trip. Jeanne-Marie Varain, artist and daughter of Jean-Herve Peron of Faust, also collaborates on a cover of ‘It’s a Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl’. This Faust cover, developed in 2019 for the ‘KRAUT! Covered’ compilation curated by WFMU’s DJ Scott Williams, is now available for the first time on white vinyl.
The ‘Amateur Radio’ LP is mirrored by the same broadcasting term, using the radio frequency spectrum for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation, radio-sport, contesting, and emergency communication.
This album was inspired by the collective’s U.S. tour in 2019 and recorded shortly after at Pas Musique headquarters in Brooklyn and mixed by All Real Sound. The tracks are dense and textured, mixing in field recordings captured during that U.S. tour.
Founded by Robert L. Pepper in 1995, Pas Musique emerged from Brooklyn as a solo project around abstract sound. It has since morphed into a collective that has gone through many variations of experimental, electronic iterations. Today Pas Musique is a four-piece consisting of Jon V Worthley, Michael Durek, Jesse Fairbairn and Robert Pepper. Pas Musique has performed in 18 countries and has collaborated with many great musicians, including Faust, Rapoon, ZEV, Philippe Petit, HATI, Chester Hawkins, Jim Tuite and many more. Pas Musique have
This album follows up ‘The Phoenix’ LP (2019) and ‘Inside the Spectrum’ (2015), the title track of which was released by Wire Magazine for its ‘Wire Tapper’ compilation. In 2018, they also released ‘Composited Reality’ in collaboration with Rapoon, based on field recordings from the USA, UK and Indonesia.
As of August 25, ‘Ancient Scottish Legend’ will be available via the label’s Bandcamp. On October 1, the full ‘Amateur Radio’ LP will be released digitally and on white vinyl as a limited edition pressing. It will be available across online stores and streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music, and can be pre-ordered at https://alrealonmusique.bandcamp.com.
1 Charlies Lament
2 Don Cheadle Superhero
3 It’s a Rainy Day Sunshine Girl
4 Ancient Scottish Legend
5 That’s What They Said
6 Elderly Women On Black
All songs written, recorded and produced by Pas Musique
Performed by Jon V Worthley, Michael Durek, Jesse Fairbairn and Robert Pepper
Art by The Glue Mill
Mastered by All Real Sound