In pursuit of his label debut with a mind-boggling full-length player, followed by a tape on Jacktone Records, here comes Fashion Flesh latest effort to date. Showcasing the many sided-zones of the gifted Michigan-based musician, this new album is all about Styrofoam boulders grooving in mid-century glass bungalows. Nodding to an audience of peeping birds, stealing their grunts and squeaks for tomorrow’s birdsong. Let alone the nostalgic laments of rubber tires rubbing each other in the rain. Drifting among space junk, dancing down like the contents of torn pillows in the pastel mellow dawning of the sun. Bike-chain humanoids grinding tough on fresh linens. Amplified puppet mouths opera sizing through orange peel breath. Improvisational screenplays acted out by ready-made professionals, no make up necessary. Every day is a holiday, leading to improved tomorrows through everyone’s new confidence and High Esteem.
Beginning with Aemae and now working under his own name, Brandon Nickell has spent the last decade taking cues from nearly all generations of analog and digital sound development and shaping them [...]
Fashion Flesh is the solo-output moniker of John Talaga, based in Bay City, USA, whose music first came to our attention back in 2016 with the release of an excellent 7-inch on Detroit’s Est. ’83 [...]