One year after the collaborative album with New York City duo Uniform, Rhode Island duo The Body have announced the release of a new album called I’ve Seen All I Need To See which will be out on January 29th, 2021 via Thrill Jockey. According to the press release, it explores the extremes and microtonality of distortion to find its maximal impact. Check the first excerpt called “A Lament“. Listen below.
On harnessing the album’s unique approach to distortion, mastering engineer Matt Colton and recording engineer Seth Manchester said:
Seth Manchester: “It’s a meditation on distortion. We tried pushing the limits of each piece of gear in the studio to hear what its breaking point sounded like and then recorded it – even feeding the console back on itself during one particular live take.”
Matt Colton: “The distortion has this ability to envelope you, and not push you away. It has this strange kind of beautiful timbre…once you give into the sheer power of it, and let it take you on a ride then it becomes this whole other kind of sonic experience.”