The always wonderful and inventive Sandro Perri seems to always keep himself busy with a dizzying array of stellar projects. His most recent, under the moniker Off World, is a 3-volume collection featuring collaborative gems with other producers and musicians, with volume 1 and 2 now released and both making it to our Album Picks of 2016 and 2017.
The widely acclaimed Impossible Spaces was the last release under his own name, but rejoice, for Perri is returning to our lives with a new solo album called In Another Life. Described by himself as “an experiment in ‘infinite’ songwriting”, In Another Life opens with the magical and magnificent 24-minute title-track and also features a three-part song cycle with Dan Bejar (Destroyer) and André Ethier (Deadly Snakes) providing lead vocals.
The album arrives on September 14th through Constellation and we can already get under its spell with an excerpt of ‘In Another Life’. Sublimely beautiful and gentle, the song is a “pop mantra for sequenced synth, piano, guitar and voice, progressing sideways rather than forward”, explains the press release. “A relaxed three-chord vamp runs the length of the album’s Side One, peppered with Sandro’s languid, lilting vocal and adorned with continually developing musical details – massaging the listener with the joys of repetition while defying stasis and monotony.” Wrap your ears and heart around ‘In Another Life’ now.