In addition to her recent sound design work on Panda Bear‘s glorious animated “Boys Latin” video, and a forthcoming collab with electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani that we are now very psyched about, “modular synth sound sculptress” and composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has an entrancing new full-length of her own called Euclid due next week on Austin’s Western Vinyl. Written primarily on a Buchla Music Easel, the record is a playful, engaging, and often incredibly soothing synth odyssey that’s up there with PBVSGR and SremmLife as our most-listened-to records of the new year. Check out warm and dreamy new track “Wide Awake” + the beautiful, swirling album-opener “Careen” below. Euclid is out January 20.
Another Eternity is out March 3 on 4AD.
Watch it live now — and then streaming on repeat — here.
We’re honored to debut the brilliant new video from Shabazz Palaces, for our favorite song from the best album of 2014. The multi-talented Chad VanGaalen brings the Palaceer’s vivid and profound “Forerunner Foray” imagery to life with his psychedelic, surrealist animation; stars slung across the heavens, majestic time-traveling black stallions, and Magic Johnson surfing the spaceways on a slice of pizza. If you found Lese Majesty too dense or labyrinthine to get with in relation to Black Up, consider this your portal. Video of the year until further notice: