Montreal-based ambient electronic composer Kyle Bobby Dunn will release his latest recording, Kyle Bobby Dunn & the Infinite Sadness, in April via Students of Decay. (Official date isn’t disclosed on their site yet.) However, last night Dunn shared a non-album track from the Infinite Sadness recordings called “Entr’acte de Time Baby Infini.”
Dunn notes that the track, which he calls “just a pretty sad number,” features “some favorite French film dialogs, scientist recordings of the sun, and the voice of love.” It’s a swirling, beautiful track full of swells and loops, a hallmark of Dunn’s recordings.
It fits nicely into the other previewed tracks from Kyle Bobby Dunn & the Infinite Sadness. It’s some of the most emotionally resonant music Dunn has released. His compositions are often evocative and beautiful, but have different goals, veering toward the cereberal and the drone-y rather than complex layers of samples and personality that are on display here.
The album appears to be pretty epic. At 19 tracks, it will be spread over three LPsor two CDs. (Or one digital? It all fits on a single digital.) That’s good news for anyone who has followed Dunn’s variety of releases over the last decade-plus, as his brand of ambient minmalism is often best when enjoyed in its long-form entirety. Dunn recorded many of the loops in small towns throughout Canada before returning to Montreal to record and master the album while, he says, “reflecting heavily on the gorgeous feet of a certain French woman and binging on strong beers and cheese.”
An edition of the LP, limited to 100 with a offset printed broadside, is now available from Students of Decay.
Take a listen to “Entr’acte de Time Baby Infini” and some previews from Kyle Bobby Dunn & the Infinite Sadness below. Tracklist below as well.
01. Ouverture de Peter Hodge Transport
02. An Excrement Suite (For Voices Lost Again)
03. Boring Foothills Of Foot Fetishville
04. Variations On A Theme By St-Dipshit
05. Rue de Guy-Mathieu
06. Saison Triste On Lac Of Baies
07. Mon Retard
08. Confessions Of The Mildly Miserable
09. La Failure et La Chance
10. Where Circles Never Become Circles
11. Duck Faced Fantasy
12. Macleod (And The Victims Of Deception)
13. Spem In Alium & Her Unable
14. Ghostkeeping Verses I-IV
15. Powers Of None
16. The Same (Drunk In Quebec & In Love Club Remix)
17. Ontop Of Timeless Hour
18. Those Satisfactions Are Permanent
19. And The Day Is Dunn (And I Can Only Think Of You)