Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Recording: Elliott Vincent Jones

Artist: Elliott Vincent Jones feat. Talvi Faustman

Song: unknown*

Recorded at The Silver Dollar Room (Wavelength 690 – Class of 2016 #5), January 22, 2016.

Elliott Vincent Jones feat. Talvi Faustman - unknown

Presenting as part of Dan Burke's annual next-big-thing "Class of" series, this night saw Wavelength at its most Silent Shout-y, presenting projects whose sounds skewed towards various points on the electronic/dance continuum. Besides his "Acapulco" video, I hadn't heard anything from this electronic reinvention from the ex-Ell V Gore/Braids frontman, and was curious to see how his new work would cash out in a live setting. And though Jones' brooding countenance and tendency to punctuate songs with a yipping "hunh!" are the same, there's a sense here of someone that's sound a new voice. Someone coming to this without knowledge of his past work might place him closer to Dave Gahan than the Jim Morrison via Glenn Danzig baritone he used to evoke — but these could also be seen as different points on the same goth-y spectrum. Live, Jones was backed by drummer Rob Gordon (recent collaborator for a less "pop" spin on electronic rhythms) plus Doomsquad's Trevor Blumas (sitting in, I understand, for Ben Cook). He was also joined on this one by Prince Innocence's Talvi Faustman.

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

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