Electric Guest “Plural” 2017 Vinyl LP Joanna Newsom, Haim
Brand new, sealed copy. Vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release, the first album in five years from LA-based duo Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton AKA Electric Guest. Plural breaks the group’s silence with their most confident, catchy, fully-realized music to date, featuring behind the scenes contributions from Joanna Newsom, Haim, and Justin Young from The Vaccines. Recorded in LA, Plural infuses Electric Guest’s off-kilter blend of electronic, pop and R&B with an even more adventurous spirit than on 2012’s Mondo.
Written during a period of self-reflection, Plural embraces Taccone and Compton’s original instincts, forgoing detailed arrangements and falsettos in favor of a back-to-basics approach – strong, natural vocals, intuitive musical instinct, and unbridled inspiration. The result is a sonic mélange that sounds as if it’s from both the past and future, layering everything from 80s synths to iPhone drum machines to Latin and Caribbean percussion.