Monday, August 30, 2010
Ever since I first put Seasons on to my turntable last year, and also since I first saw Dustin Wong perform live at last year's Soft Fest, it's been pretty apparent that something special has been brewing. While we recently got sad news from Dustin that his band Ponytail would be going their separate ways, Dustin's inspirational sounds will continue with a brand new record coming out on Thrill Jockey this Fall.
"Talking Walking Cloud" is an outtake from the forthcoming LP, but it sure as hell doesn't sound like one. It sports the looping fluorescent melodies that we've come to know and love from Dustin, yet it also shows a glimpse at where his sound is heading. The tones are more rich, the layers are fuller, and it's becoming more and more obvious that this is one of the originators of Ecstatic Sunshine.
Infinite Love is the name of the new LP, which comes out October 19 on Thrill Jockey. The concept behind this album is incredibly intriguing, and you can read more about it right here. Mobtown Studios recently hosted a Microshow that featured Dustin Wong, and you can download that entire set over at their site.