Belong
Realistic IX
Kranky
/
2024
CD
19.99
KRANK242CD
Pre-Order: Available on / around Aug 9th 2024
LP
27.99
KRANK242LP
Pre-Order: Available on / around Aug 9th 2024
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Realistic (I’m Still Waiting)
2Difficult Boy
3Crucial Years
4Souvenir
5Image of Love
6Bleach
7Jealousy
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Realistic IX, the third full-length by the duo of Michael Jones and Turk Dietrich aka Belong, is both an expansion and excavation of their signature acid-washed songcraft. Bleached guitars, metronomic drums, and buried voices rev, swirl, and seethe across shifting gradients of haze and hypnosis, alternately driving and diffuse. Melodies surge closer to the surface, flexing their form before resubmerging into quickening currents of feedback. Elsewhere the elements dissipate into a dusk of murk and microtonalities, electricity liberated back into infinite night.

Although it’s been 13 years since Belong’s prior Kranky offering, Common Era, none of the duo’s rare synergy has decayed in the interim. Jones and Dietrich’s commitment to oblique states of motorik drone and liminal emotion continues to evolve and unfold, increasingly tactile and unreal, an alluring glow glimpsed through fogged windows at witching hours.