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this song is a couple years old but i heard this song on the bjork fact mix last year. apparently he has a new album out this year

flopson, Saturday, 3 March 2018 08:45 (three months ago) Permalink

He's great live, same kind of "Stone Island"-era egregious-sampling-of-classical-classics, truly great

flamboyant goon tie included, Saturday, 3 March 2018 08:49 (three months ago) Permalink

Serpentwithfeet is by far my favorite new music of the last several years (and there's been a lot of new music I've liked the last couple years, especially coming from R&B roots). Can't wait for what he'll do next.

I did this mix as an odd sort of tribute to his sound-world and the excitement I felt in hearing him for the first time:

Nocturnes (1969-2017)

Various – ‘Nocturnes‘
(A Tribute to Serpentwithfeet | 1969-2017)

(Note: track start times are approximate)


Arca – “Piel” (2017)
Neil Young – “Guitar Solo 1” (1996)
Jon Hassell – “Blues Nile” (1977)


FKA Twigs – “Kicks” (2014)
J.S. Bach – “Cello Suite No. 2, BWV 1008, Sarbande” (1723)
Burning Star Core – “The Universe Is Designed To Break Your Mind” (2007)


Big Star – “Holocaust (Demo)” (1976)
Peter Gabriel – “At Night” (1986)
Bhutan Tibetan Monks – “Tibetan Shawms” (1971)
Biota – “Astray” (1987)


Scott Walker – “Rosary” (1995)
Michael Nyman – “1-100” (1975)


Paul Buchanan – “After Dark” (2012)
The Haxan Cloak – “Mara” (2013)


Nina Simone – “Dambalaa” (1974)
David Sylvian – “Approaching Silence” (1999)


Bjork & The Brodsky Quartet – “The Anchor Song” (2000)


Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir – “Poleganala e Todora” (1975)
Rachel’s – “Full On Night” (1995)


Gigi Masin – “Consequences of Goodbyes” (1986)
Floating Points – “Elaenia” (2015)


Buffy Sainte-Marie – “Poppies” (1969)
Michael Brook & Brian Eno – “Pond Life” (1985)


Low – “Lift” (1997)
Jon Hopkins – “Abandon Window” (2013)


Serpentwithfeet – “Blisters” (2016)
Arvo Part – “Tabula Rasa 1 – Ludus” (1977)

[Total Time: 52:40]

Soundslike, Saturday, 3 March 2018 09:17 (three months ago) Permalink

He's been teasing a new release (I think/hope) the last couple days:

may you knock on my door again , please ?

— serpentwithfeet (@serpentwithfeet) March 1, 2018

bring your lil blanket.
i wanna tell you this story.

— serpentwithfeet (@serpentwithfeet) March 1, 2018

Soundslike, Saturday, 3 March 2018 09:23 (three months ago) Permalink

Quite a great musician, definitely. Regret not seeing the show last year that he did with Perfume Genius.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 3 March 2018 20:48 (three months ago) Permalink

missing him by a day in london next month unfortunately. Quite like the EP even if it does remind me a lot of Antony

akm, Saturday, 3 March 2018 21:02 (three months ago) Permalink

He reminded me of Antony/Anhoni, but, I have to say. . . like as a major upgrade. The music is much more interesting in terms of production and arrangement, and I find his voice and vocal approach (with the avowed Gospel background) much more compelling. Antony/Anhoni was always someone I wanted to like, more than I actually liked, especially with the Lou Reed/Bjork seals of approval. Serpentwithfeet was instant head-over-heels "yes".

Soundslike, Saturday, 3 March 2018 23:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Love Four Ethers and his Bjork remix, keep meaning to listen to more (or I'm sure I have and it just hasn't stuck with me as much).

Is it a big obvious classical sample in Four Ethers?

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 3 March 2018 23:28 (three months ago) Permalink

I think if you're responding to "Four Ethers," I can't imagine you wouldn't be wowed by the whole EP. So--go listen, don't wait! : )

Soundslike, Saturday, 3 March 2018 23:58 (three months ago) Permalink

I will do that today. :)

New song btw!

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 17:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Is it a big obvious classical sample in Four Ethers?


new song is cool! guess i started this thread at the right time :)

flopson, Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:29 (three months ago) Permalink

Thank you! As is typical for me, I just figured he made that using some cracked Hollywood orchestra plugins. :)

Interesting that the new track is apparently the album closer.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 8 March 2018 02:13 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

so good

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 3 May 2018 18:49 (one month ago) Permalink

prefer this one to the previous one! his production and arrangements are amazing

imago, Thursday, 3 May 2018 19:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Co-produced by Katie Gately & mmph

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 3 May 2018 19:48 (one month ago) Permalink

oh right ah that would explain it

getting gately in is a cool and brilliant choice. could so easily have just gone with modish arca

imago, Thursday, 3 May 2018 20:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Ha I'm guessing it's not that easy to get Arca these days? But KG is great.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 3 May 2018 20:15 (one month ago) Permalink

New album's good stuff -- a bit consistent to a fault across a full-length sonically, but I can't wait for the live show next month.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 3 May 2018 20:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh man Ned, so jealous you've heard it! Can't wait to see him.

Soundslike, Friday, 4 May 2018 00:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Along with the new single, to hold us all over till the shows/album:

Soundslike, Friday, 4 May 2018 00:53 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

CD of the new album arrived a couple days early, about to listen for the first time and I'm so excited!

Anyone seen him on his current tour? Going to see him on the 27th in Boston and I cannot wait. . .

Soundslike, Friday, 8 June 2018 00:46 (one week ago) Permalink

I will be seeing him live in San Francisco on the 19th! I'm so stoked

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 8 June 2018 01:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Ooh, this is out today? About to get into it.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 8 June 2018 18:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Wowowow so far this is exactly the album I want to hear in 2018

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 8 June 2018 19:02 (one week ago) Permalink

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