By Christiana Bartolini | September 19th, 2011
Bradford Cox never fails to provide an endless plethora of musical genius. His solo project, Atlas Sound, is due to release its third album, Parallax, on November 8. Until then, he’s been releasing a couple singles to hold us over. This one’s called “Te Amo.”
This winding, off-kilter song holds a steady repetitive format in which the layers blend together to form an intergalactic journey into what must be Bradford Cox’s mind. The vocals, also simple and straight-forward, are what keeps it grounded: “Te Amo, pretend you know a way out of the trap/and we will go to sleep and we’ll have the same dream.”
Now that I think of it, the song can be translated into the journey of a dream. It starts off simple with an electric keyboard and then the layers are quickly added on and before you know it, you’re drifting, maybe even free-falling, through an ethereal forest of synths, blips and bloops that you may have never heard before. I guess that explains his self-described genre as “science fiction.”
Whether Bradford Cox is working with his other band, Deerhunter, or venturing off into his solo work, his ambitious creativity surely shines through whatever endeavors he pursues. With the hard-working rate that he’s going at (basically releasing an album per year), I can only hope that he’ll decide to take Atlas Sound on the road in due time for this album release. Either way, get your glee ready, shufflers, because I have a feeling you’re in for a real treat come November 8!