Thrill Jockey just dropped their first batch of records for 2012…it’s a hot one. First up is Rhyton’s self-titled LP. This improvisational psych trio consists of members of D. Charles Speer & The Helix, Psychic Ills, and Messages. For blown-out trips, it doesn’t get much better than this. The LP is limited to 500 copies and costs $14 at ThrillJockey.com.
Next up is “And They Turned Not When They Went” by Imbogodom. This duo released a killer record for TJ in 2010, and the followup might be even better. Super far-out night moves, right up our alley. The LP costs $14 at ThrillJockey.com.
The third new release is Jason Urick’s “I Love You”. Produced entirely on a laptop, this record really pushes Thrill Jockey’s output to the fringes. Bubbly manipulations, fucked vocals, caustic textures, it’s all here. The LP costs $14 at the same place, ThrillJockey.com.
Last, but not least, is “Improvisations”, a new record by Zomes (aka Lungfish’s Asa Osborne). Recorded to cassette, these impromptu, repetitive drone exercises are definitely a bit weird, but like previous Zomes material, they draw the listener in with their intimate nature. Like the rest, the LP costs $14 and is available at ThrillJockey.com.