Saturday, April 8, 2017


Chloe Stevens is a new collaborative project between myself and Scott Kindberg (She Walks Crooked.)  There's no greater idea at work here-we just wanted to make an awesome noise project in honor of one of our favorite people, Chloe Sevigny.  The pieces were created by Scott and myself through a process of continuous trading and layering; you'll hear echoes of our individual approaches, but overall it becomes difficult to tell exactly who did what (which to me is the symbol of a great collaboration.)  The sounds here are definitely HNW, but they're tweaked to a degree; there's a definite sadness and melancholy to these six pieces, as well as aggression.  But there is also an element of beauty and yearning at work, and a cold, distanced sort of disdain.  It's different than what you'd expect from either of us, I think, but it's HEAVY.
The presentation for this set is insane, and it took an enormous amount of planning, resources, and execution.  Layout and design was done by the misery chick.  Each cassette is packaged separately, with unique exterior and interior artwork utilizing some of our fave images of Chloe from her film and fashion work, and housed in individual slipcases.  The three cassettes are then bound with an OBI strip, and housed in a small canvas bag.  Each set comes with some additional inserts and a button.  This is one of the most ambitious AOW releases, and really one of the most beautiful.  I'm beyond proud of it, in terms of both aesthetic and sound.
Released in a limited edition of 10 hand-numbered copies.  $35 ppd. in the United States, $51 rest of world.
There will be no repress of this, so if you are interested, don't hesitate!


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