Sparkle Division "To Feel Embraced (Temporary Residence)"
It’s a tale as old as time. World-renowned musician leaves Brooklyn for the sunny shores of L.A. There, he hires a studio assistant who is a composer in his own right, and the two of them release an album 5 years later. Thus concludes the origin story for Sparkle Division’s debut album To Feel Embraced, a origin story that will be retold numerous times Batman (WHAT HIS PARENTS GOT SHOT?), Spiderman (A SPIDER? NO WAY), or the Banana Splits (wait, how did the form?). William Basinski (the aforementioned world-renowned musician) has teamed uw with Preston Wendel (the aforementioned studio-assistant) to create a strikingly original sound. Loops, original samples, and oddly detuned lounge music all while Basinski ripping saxophone solos that would make John Zorn blush. If David Lynch made an L.A. Noire movie, it would absolutely sound like this. Oh wait, he has! Guess what? They kinda sounded like this! Start anywhere and be thankful you are already wearing a mask because this record is smoking – wait! 2020 version: Start anywhere and be thankful you are already wearing a mask because if you aren’t, you are a jerk! Check out “To The Stars Major Tom” and the haunting looped vocals on “To Feel Embraced”