While Beck’s forthcoming album, Morning Phase, isn’t due out on Capitol until February 25th, he just released the album’s lead single, “Blue Moon.” Morning Phase marks Beck’s first album of recorded, original material in six years and is the long-awaited followup to Modern Guilt. Despite the anticipation for the album, the label has been very tight-lipped about the project thus far. Although Beck debuted a few new non-album tracks in live performances last year, “Blue Moon” is the first recorded music from the new album to be released. The track, which also appears on the new Girls soundtrack, is a swelling, orchestral and complex song that sounds like Beck is back at the top of his game. [Source]
Charlotte Gainsbourg plays Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, in the upcoming Lars von Trier film, Nymphomaniac. Along with her, uhh, erotic acting skills, she’s contributed a song to the movie’s soundtrack, offering up a hyper-sensual cover of “Hey Joe”, the ’60s hit made popular by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The track was produced by Beck, who previously worked with Gainsbourg on two of her albums, 2009′s IRM and and 2011′s Stage Whisper. [Source]
“Circulation is about menstrual cycles, menstruation blood, and the year 2012 when the Goddess of Destruction, the Goddess of Creation and the Goddess of Nurturing all come together and rise as Isis to bring the Earth to a new Matriarchy. We’ll of course be in bed, drinking wine, smoking cigarettes and playing scratchy jazz records on a turntable on the nightstand.” – TM [Source
Thurston’s turned drippy in his dotage. “Whisper I love you a thousand times”, he purrs over swooning strings on this first – and rather lovely – taster of his forthcoming Beck-produced solo LP, ‘Demolished Thoughts’. Ben Hewitt, writer for NME.