Exploded View (Sacred Bones Records) is a new project, headed by Anika–a musician living in Berlin. Her and her four bandmates (Martin Thulin, Hugo Quezada, and Amon Melgarejo) founded their sound while touring in Mexico City. The defining element to their sound is extemporization. In fact, they recorded Exploded View in a studio set up to record every sound made in the room.
With their off-the-cuff innovation, Exploded View didn’t need any second takes. This album was recorded with the first and only take. Exploded View, produced by Thulin and Quezada and mastered by Josh Bonati in NYC, is due to drop on August 19th 2016.
Lucky for us, Steep In has had a chance to listen to Exploded View prerelease. This album isn’t what you would expect out of any music. It’s eerie, noisy, and jarring. It’s a cacophony of genius. The sounds are full and unpredictable, yet retroactively make sense. And because it was done on the first take, the album has an incredible rawness to it. Overproduction is such a commonality in music nowadays, that rawness has become a lost art. It’s truly a gift to run across an album that you can attainably imagine live. Exploded View is it.
To get an idea of what I am talking about/what this album actually sounds like, track 3 of the album has been released on the Scared Bones Records Souncloud. Pre order the album to get ***Limited Edition Version: Edition of 250 hand-numbered copies, comes on colored vinyl, with alternate screen-printed wrap around sleeve, wax sealed, and available by mail-order only. ONE PER PERSON LIMIT.*** You can order HERE!!!
If you chose to wait until the full album comes out, get ready to be patient and be sure to tune in on August 19th!