The title track is an instant attention grabber as it begins with indie-folk vibes that quickly take an electronic with soaring pads and tight percussion that blend in perfectly. The next track “World Map” takes us in an even stranger direction as warm electric bass lines mix it up with more airy percussion and springy synth lines.
Great day for You Won’t Remember This reviews. First up, Vital Weekly writes, “‘You Won’t Remember This’ is a breezy Avant-folk tune with a slightly hoarse voice, starting mellow with acoustic guitars but fully opening up when the drum machines and electronics kick in… ‘World Map’, on the other side, is a bit more abstract in terms of ‘pop’ or ‘folk’, with a significant role for the drum machine, and all the other sounds around appear in a dub form, coming and going. But the melodic aspect of this song isn’t forgotten and gives this song a great flavour as well.”
Then the Cassingle series gets a shoutout in this month’s Spool’s Out column in The Quietus (!!!!). “From a tentative acoustic opening, the duo of Elizabeth Joan Kelly and David Rodriguez ascend to a glorious Tropicália meets shoegaze epic. It’s ridiculous in its ambition, cramming an album’s worth of ideas into two minutes and thirty seconds.”
It was a big weekend for Orca, Attack!’s new cassingle out on superpolar Taïps.
First up, Avant Music News named You Won’t Remember This a “pick of the week”!
Then, Bill Barnett headed off a new episode of Permutations on WVUD with Side B from the cassingle, “World Map.” The archive is on Mixcloud or below:
The folks from Front & Follow played “You Won’t Remember This” on Reform Radio’s Gated Canal Community Radio show amongst the normal crisp talk; also available om Mixcloud or below.
The Letter UK was listening to Orca, Attack! on April 2.
Now available for pre-order, release on #BandcampFriday 1 April, 09:30 CEST:
Orca, Attack! (myself & David Rodriguez)
‘You Won’t Remember This’ (b/w ‘World Map’)
Limited edition of 20 + digital.
It’s not exactly an Orca, Attack! production, but it kind of is. David Rodriguez and I just published “’This machine will not communicate’: The Decentralization of Authority in Radiohead’s Music and Digital Media” in the new media studies journal Convergence. It’s our first time publishing an academic work together, and it applies our expertise in music, literature, and information science to an analysis of Radiohead’s work. Currently the article is available freely on the Convergence website.