The fourth long play ‘The World Doesn’t End’ from electro-folk pioneer ‘Careful’ (aka multi-instrumentalist Eric Lindley) has today been given a 22nd April 2014 release, via Circle Into Square.

Lindley recorded the album entirely in an ad hoc studio in his apartment in Brooklyn. Aside from spot mixing by his friend Andrew Munsey, and mastering by Josh Bonati, the production is entirely his own, belying the rich, orchestral range of both setting and vocals, which he electronically altered to sound like a duet between himself and a female voice.

Lindley a is writer and performance/installation artist, and his albums betray a love of film, art and literature, referencing far-flung cult celebrities such as Harmony Korine and Vincent Gallo, literary heroes like Charles Simic, Robert Creeley, and (somewhat-obliquely) Nicholson Baker, and he has served residencies in Amsterdam, Los Angeles and New York to develop his work in biofeedback and psycholinguistics. As ‘Careful’ he has played shows with many other musicians that straddle the art world, including Julia Holter, Mt. Eerie, Xiu-xiu, Lucky Dragons, and Anna Oxygen, and has been backed in live performance by animator Miwa Matreyek and members of the improvised music trio Dawn of Midi.

Previous ‘Careful’ releases have been critically acclaimed. The 2010 release ‘Oh, Light’ is an incredible album with most of the material being 3 minutes or less. If rumours are to be believed the album was recorded in his partner’s closet in Washington Heights.

We’ve been told that ‘The World Doesn’t End’ is a transition into something “more aggressive, often more transparent and direct in storytelling. Each song is its own short story, centering on an endlessly bleak relationship between a man and woman”. 

Lindley’s previous album ‘Because I am Always Talking’ was released in 2012. Check out ‘You Love Me’ and ‘It’s Funny’ for an in-site into this wonderful artist.

‘Careful’ plays Jack NYC on the 4th and 5th February 2014

Full track-listing for the new album is as follows…

01. Didn’t He Die?
02. The Sun Is White
03. Headlights; Mice-Like-Snowflakes
04. No Title
05. The World Doesn’t End (Part I)
06. The World Doesn’t End (Part II)
07. This Isn’t It
08. You Will Have To Kill Me
09. Unicorn
10. Three Little Devils

 

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