Wild Nothing - Life of Pause

Life of Pause

Wild Nothing

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 11 tracks 12.00 Out of stock.
CD Album 11 tracks 8.00
Download Album (mp3) 11 tracks 7.99
Download Album (wav) 11 tracks 7.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.99

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Wild Nothing - Life of Pause

Wild Nothing, a.k.a Brooklyn-based musician Jake Tatum, released his debut album Gemini in 2010 to critical acclaim. Five years on, with an equally impressive sophomore release and a series of EPs under his belt, Tatum is pleased to announce his third-studio album and self-proclaimed most “mature and honest” work to date, Life of Pause.

When Jack Tatum began work on Life of Pause he had fascinating ambitions. “I desperately wanted for this to be the kind of record that would displace me,” he says. “I’m terrified by the idea of being any one thing, or being of any one genre. And whether or not I accomplish that, I know that my only hope of getting there is to constantly reinvent. That reinvention doesn’t need to be drastic, but every new record has to have it’s own identity, and it has to have a separate set of goals from what came before.”

Life of Pause is an exquisitely arranged and beautifully recorded collection of songs that marry the immediate with the indefinable. “I allowed myself to go down every route I could imagine even if it ended up not working for me,” he says. “I owe it to myself to take as many risks as possible. Songs are songs you have to allow yourself to be open to everything.”

After a prolonged period of writing and experimentation, recording took place over several weeks in both Los Angeles and Stockholm, with producer Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Beachwood Sparks) helping Tatum in his search for a more natural and organically textured sound. In Sweden, in a studio once owned by ABBA, they enlisted Peter, Bjorn and John drummer John Ericsson and fellow Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra veteran TK, to contribute drums and marimba. In California, at Monahan’s home, Tatum collaborated with Medicine guitarist Brad Laner and a crew of saxophonists. From the hypnotic polyrhythms of “Reichpop” to the sugary howl of “Japanese Alice” to the hallucinogenic R&B of “A Woman’s Wisdom, the result is a complete, fully immersive listening environment. “I just kept things really simple, writing as ideas came to me,” he says. “There’s definitely a different kind of ‘self’ in the picture this time around. There’s no real love lost, it’s much more a record of coming to terms and defining what it is that you have – your place, your relationships. I view every record as an opportunity to write better songs. At the end of the day it still sounds like me, just new.”

Reviews

"There's no answer to the question," Jack Tatum repeats toward the end of "To Know You", a single from Wild Nothing's upcoming third album, Life of Pause. The statement arrives like it might be a subtle reorientation of a central line from the Brooklyn-based, Virginia-born dream pop project's previous album, 2012's gorgeous Nocturne: "You want to know me? Well, what's to know?" Tatum has noted in the past that his lyrics are almost an afterthought, but these words touch on how Wild Nothing's music has used rich stylistic choices to develop its own recognizable if hard-to-define character.
"To Know You" keeps the airy melodicism and foggily-recalled '80s of prior Wild Nothing standouts, but the wispy UK indie pop and romantic synths give way to something slightly brasher. A jagged bass groove, somewhere between krautrock and post-punk, sits beneath a spacious amalgam of effects-swirled guitars, electronic squiggles, and gently insistent vocals. The shift to producer Thom Monahan, plus guest work on the album from Peter Bjorn & John's John Eriksson and Medicine's Brad Laner, seems to show Tatum's gifts more clearly, adjusting our perspective on them just so. Tatum said he "desperately wanted for this to be the kind of record that would displace [him]." In this place, Wild Nothing sound assured.

Pitchfork

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (BELLA511V)
  1. Wild Nothing - Recihpop
  2. Wild Nothing - Lady Blue
  3. Wild Nothing - A Woman's Wisdom
  4. Wild Nothing - Japanese Alice
  5. Wild Nothing - Life of Pause
  6. Wild Nothing - Alien
  7. Wild Nothing - To Know You
  8. Wild Nothing - Adore
  9. Wild Nothing - TV Queen
  10. Wild Nothing - Whenever I
  11. Wild Nothing - Love Underneath My Thumb
CD Album (BELLA511CD)
  1. Wild Nothing - Recihpop
  2. Wild Nothing - Lady Blue
  3. Wild Nothing - A Woman's Wisdom
  4. Wild Nothing - Japanese Alice
  5. Wild Nothing - Life of Pause
  6. Wild Nothing - Alien
  7. Wild Nothing - To Know You
  8. Wild Nothing - Adore
  9. Wild Nothing - TV Queen
  10. Wild Nothing - Whenever I
  11. Wild Nothing - Love Underneath My Thumb
Download Album (BELLA511DIG)
  1. Wild Nothing - Recihpop
  2. Wild Nothing - Lady Blue
  3. Wild Nothing - A Woman's Wisdom
  4. Wild Nothing - Japanese Alice
  5. Wild Nothing - Life of Pause
  6. Wild Nothing - Alien
  7. Wild Nothing - To Know You
  8. Wild Nothing - Adore
  9. Wild Nothing - TV Queen
  10. Wild Nothing - Whenever I
  11. Wild Nothing - Love Underneath My Thumb

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Recihpop £0.99
2 Lady Blue £0.99
3 A Woman's Wisdom £0.99
4 Japanese Alice £0.99
5 Life of Pause £0.99
6 Alien £0.99
7 To Know You £0.99
8 Adore £0.99
9 TV Queen £0.99
10 Whenever I £0.99
11 Love Underneath My Thumb £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (11 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Recihpop £0.99
2 Lady Blue £0.99
3 A Woman's Wisdom £0.99
4 Japanese Alice £0.99
5 Life of Pause £0.99
6 Alien £0.99
7 To Know You £0.99
8 Adore £0.99
9 TV Queen £0.99
10 Whenever I £0.99
11 Love Underneath My Thumb £0.99
Entire WAV Download Album (11 tracks) £7.99