Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Photo by Sarah Bernhard

According to many, John Talabot's debut album 'ƒin' on Permanent Vacation is one to look forward to with great anticipation. The last track on the album, 'So Will Be Now...' featuring label mate Pional, proves just how big that anticipation should be. The album will be less sample-based than Talabot's previous work, mainly because copyrights are an annoying thing to come by, though I'm quite sure this will have resulted in some interesting material no matter what.
On a side note, it has to be mentioned that Pional's material has also been of a consistent high standard, so let's hope 2012 will bring more of that goodness as well. The album will be out early February, but until then we'll have to do with this, and previews of the rest of the album on Juno.

PS - it's not super new anymore, but Talabot was invited for an RBMA lecture in Madrid where he talked with Gerd Janson from Running Back. If you've got an hour to spare it's definitely worth watching. And while on the subject of RBMA, he's also contributed to the Headphone Highlights series for RBMA Radio, you can listen to that here.

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