Slipping Control is due out next week.
Ben Vida will release a new album next week called Slipping Control.
The Brooklyn-based experimental producer has appeared on the likes of PAN, Thrill Jockey and Kranky over the years, and this one will come through the French label and publisher Shelter Press. According to a press release, Slipping Control is based off of Tztztztzt Î Í Í, a text published as a book on Shelter Press last year that acts as a "score, a sound piece and as raw data for electronic control source."
Vida himself explains: "I was interested in the rhythm of speaking, interested in using the voice to create rhythmic patterns that would inevitably break out of time and become asymmetrical and awkward." To that end, he's joined by two vocalists, Tyondai Braxton and Sara Magenheimer, with the result being 21 tracks (and 35 minutes) of "concrete poetry and modular synthesis." You can preview the album, which will come out on a single 12-inch vinyl, with the short video clip below.
A Slipping Control part 01 – 13
B Slipping Control part 14 – 21
Shelter Press will release Slipping Control on April 15th, 2014.