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Heathered Pearls
Ghostly International
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Release Date
November 13, 2020
  • Vinyl, 1×LP, Limited Coloured

    Pre-order $23.49
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    • + MP3


    • Rust patina colored viny,
    • Matte varnish jacket with spot gloss and metallic pantone ink

    Estimated shipping: November 12, 2020

Instant download of track: 'Salvaged Copper (feat. Terrence Dixon)' with all pre-orders.

Full release delivered on release date: 11.13.20


Press Release

Since his 2012 debut as Heathered Pearls, Jakub Alexander has constructed art — music, objects, installations, performances — as a way of re-imagining fragments of his past and mapping ideas for his future. The Polish-born, Michigan-raised, New York-based artist and producer sees imagery and narrative framework as fluid components to his craft. Alexander’s first album, Loyal, mimicked the hypnotic motions of ocean waves at night, offering melodic, loop-based ambient music as a tribute to the tasteful influence of his mother and aunt. The second Heathered Pearls album, Body Complex, found inspiration from comfort, imperfection, and visions of interior architecture, transforming Loyal’s soft textures into driving 4/4 figures, glacial tone drifts, and starry synth plateaus. His 2017 EP, Detroit, MI 1997 - 2001, reflected on a formative era through ephem- eral dance music. The third Heathered Pearls full-length, Cast, returns to moodier loop formats joined by the distinctly new presence of the spo- ken word. The move mirrors the multitudes of its namesake: collaborators comprise a cast, healing in the bind of a cast, complex emotions and the shadows they cast. Alexander started work on Cast when living in Berlin and in Queens.

“I hit a wall listening to these tracks when they were instrumental.” This is where he diverged from previous modes, deciding to integrate speech. With a healthy distaste for aspects of performance art, he invited strictly non-scripted recordings, a series of anti-performances. This new format adds a surprising human element to music that has previously operated as sea-shapes or infrastructure. These flashes of language, Alexander’s close friends speaking about things, narratively and cerebrally, casually and profoundly, turn the distinctive Heathered Pearls sound into some- thing surprisingly gritty, tangible, and in certain sweeps, cinematic. It is as if the world outside of these compositions bleeds into the music, casting their verbal being from just off the surface, like the album’s cover artwork where the light hits the plexi object but misses the wall.

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Digital Track List

  1. 1 Missing Highs 1:52
  2. 2 Caveat Emptor 3:03
  3. 3 Ultra Blue (feat. Newborn Jr.) 3:24
  4. 4 An Obstruction In The Clear Plastic 2:02
  5. 5 What Else Do You Want? (feat. Baltra) 3:50
  6. 6 Utica 1:57
  7. 7 Salvaged Copper (feat. Terrence Dixon) 3:17 Buy

    Salvaged Copper (feat. Terrence Dixon)

  8. 8 Basic Needs (feat. Nick Murphy) 4:15
  9. 9 ASMR/Exhaustion 1:10
  10. 10 Cement Object, Vacuum Sealed 3:16
  11. 11 Pain Tolerance 3:10
  12. 12 Muscle/Maintain/Feen (feat. Danny Scales) 2:59
  13. 13 Faith For The Weak 0:58
  14. 14 Life Out Of Balance (feat. santpoort, Shigeto & Krzysztof Wodiczko) 5:20

Heathered Pearls

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Ghostly International

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Electronic and Electronica

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