“Un album di fantascienza sul presente”: è Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?, l’ottavo album dei Deerhunter, in uscita il 18 gennaio per 4AD. Un lavoro, prodotto da Cate LeBon, Ben H. Allen III, Ben Etter e Deerhunter, presentato come “fuori dal tempo, che tratta della scomparsa della cultura, dell’umanità, della natura, della logica e dei sentimenti, che dimentica le domande e mette insieme delle risposte non collegate tra loro”.

Ecco la tracklist, con una presentazione di ogni brano e uno scritto di Bradford Cox:

SIDE ONE:
1. Death In Midsummer
Caption of photograph found in book: “Revolution In The Streets of St. Petersburg, July 1917.” The photo shows figures of people running away from piles of bodies

2. No One’s Sleeping
On 16 June, 2016 Labor Party MP Helen Joanne Cox died after being shot and stabbed multiple times in Birstall by Thomas Mair, a mentally ill man with ties to a Neo-Nazi organization He shouted “Britain first” as he carried out the attack.

3. Greenpoint Gothic
An architectural interlude for synthesizer and drums.

4. Element
Elegy for Ecology (a landscape done in toxic watercolors)

5. What Happens To People
Eulogy for “Emotions”

SIDE TWO:
6. Détournement
A postcard from the slipstream

7. Futurism
Nostalgia is toxic.

8. Tarnung
A walk through Europe in the rain

9. Plains
James Dean spent the Summer of 1955 in Marfa, Texas filming ‘Giant,’ before his death on September 30th.

10. Nocturne
Live stream from the afterlife.

A note from Bradford:

I.
l’études des parfums

here is the vomit of 20th century
solutions of india ink and ox bile
OUTSIDE INDUSTRIAL GARAGE
reset ORANGE GOAL
the pageant of chrome
(and chrome colors: yellow chord / green rhythm)
STANDARDS:
here, the stars die in gardens
stale and malignant
Harpsichord and Bass Clarinet
composition of fabric and sulphur
matchless PRAX
Vampire Salon
of human dignity, compete
then we relax in glass
of no color
colorless liquid afternoons
of italian marble and
a gallery of snare sounds

II.
“Who, with traction_”
(placid matrix of Club Country
in these pastel tonics)
Some Twilight Hunting
Plaid Motor Robes
oil of cypress DISTIL
ALPINE flashing
against dark lens
The Common Gentle Surface
abraded by Rum and Bay Leaves
so when your CARBON FLEX
of rolodex foxfire

III.
The union of ink and circuit ABSORBED BY GREEN
water
tinted with minerals
and ENGLISH RAIN
the landscape colors neutralized
by Payne’s Grey
OCHRE transfigured into Ceramic Blanche
shell pink in tins with yellow printing
HORSE hair and tired HORSE

(HORSE IS NOT MOVING)
fixed in cul-de-sac

IV.

CASED THE JOINT
with latex and enamel flash
reversed circulation to create
perfect chaos out of dust
and the discovery of the short scale of our own vision
we retreated back into print
the vagrants watching us with steel teeth
locked into place
ready for the music
chewing at cables and snares

V.
TOLEX landscape of northern industrial charcoal heath VAST
what floats out of transfixion
the black, flat passions
the synthesizer
The lead peeling off the plaster gallery of saints:
ST. VARIAX
ST. CLOROX
ST. CLB SODA
ST. TACK PIANO

(rooms of incense and nickel candles wrapped in brown paper.)
The DRACONIA County post office
yellowed letters in automatic tone
in mechanical percussion
incinerated
under lavender skies
of spinster piano music

VI.
VANQUISH THE MELODIC

(Ball-point pen illustration not reproduced)

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