SPARKLE DIVISION will release their debut album, To Feel Embraced, on Temporary Residence Limited on September 18th.
SPARKLE DIVISION is a collaboration between the well-loved experimental artist William Basinski and his studio assistant, Preston Wendel. The duo produced the album at Basinski's Musex International studio in Los Angeles. The 13-track record features the legendary free jazz bassist Henry Grimes (who passed away in April), the London vocalist Xeli Grana and Mrs. Leonora Russell who Basinski refers to as "the Queen of Williamsburg."
While the record was completed in 2016, SPARKLE DIVISION held off on the release of the record amidst increasing political and environmental unrest, its mix of electronics, jazz and disco potentially too fun and euphoric for the times. Explaining the decision to announce the release now, Basinski says, "Well, damn it, if the time ain't right now, it never will be! Let's do this!"
Listen to the RA Exchange podcast with William Basinski.
01. You Go Girl!
02. You Ain't Takin' My Man
03. For Gato
04. Oh Henry!
05. To the Stars Major Tom
06. Oh No You Did Not!
07. To Feel
08. To Feel Embraced
09. Slappin' Yo Face
10. Mmmmkayy I'm Goin' Out Now And I Don't Want Any Trouble From You!
11. Queenie Got Her Blues
12. Sparkle On Sad Sister Mother Queen
13. No Exit
Temporary Residence will release To Feel Embraced on September 18th, 2020.