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Last week, we were given a glimpse of the ever-evolving, presently Berlin-based Dirty Beaches, the solo project of Alex Zhang Hungtai. Released via his Twitter account, the artist has unleashed the first song from his new double album, Drifters/Love Is The Devil. The title track of the second album, "Love Is The Devil" is an exploration in mood and an emotionally charged instrumental piece, one that can be heard here. In capturing the essence of the song, Hungtai includes a quote from writer Charles Bukowski: "Love is a fog that burns with the first daylight of reality."
A work that the artist calls "the most honest piece of music I've ever written," Drifters/Love Is The Devil will be released on ZOO Music on May 21st, 2013.
Alex Zhang Hungtai, AKA Dirty Beaches, started off as a one man band in 2005 in Montreal. A trans-pacific nomad and genre hopping sound smith, his past releases include drone instrumentals, film scores and a fascination with dissecting popular american music like blues, rockabilly, soul, RNB, and hip hop, often rendering them to the point where its no longer recognizable.
His latest release, Drifters/Love Is The Devil, is a double LP that chronicles the musician's life on the road over the past 2 years, as we follow him down the rabbit hole through the labyrinths of Berlin, Belgrade, Paris, and many other cities through heartbreak, rebirth and masochistic existential self reflection.
Recorded between Montreal and Berlin in the winter of 2012, the double LP is separated only by aesthetics, as they are tightly woven together thematically as one conceptual piece. If 2011's Badlands was an exercise in exorcising past ghosts in a semi-fictional world, then Drifters/Love Is The Devil is a reflection on the fragility of reality. One, of the surface world in which he explores the night life of bright neon temptations dwelling in hedonistic irresponsible values, and the other of the inner world, one of remorse and lovelorn tragedies.
As stated by the artist himself, "the most honest piece of music I've ever written." Drifters/Love Is The Devil is out May 21st, 2013 on Zoo Music.