IF YOU like your experimental tunes wholly exploratory and improvisational, then the news that Kid Millions, known elsewhere for his work with Man Forever and Oneida, and Mouse On Mars’ Jan St. Werner have got together to shake down some music caught in the moment is something to put a smile on your face.
They’ve announced an album together to be entitled Imperium Droop, out on Thrill Jockey on June 25th; it also features further edge-music outriders in the shape of Swedish free jazz saxophonist Mats Gustaffson, percussionist Andrew Barker and Richard Hoffman.
On Imperium Droop, the duo and their guests will look to explore a liminal space between the primal energy of improvisation and deliberate nature of studio composition, pushing the boundaries of their instruments.
Down below you can hear a first single, “Sorrows And Compensations”, which sets out the manifesto for percussive flight and satisfyingly squelchy electronics – it’s a taut, four-minute eruption of energy,
Kid Millions is one of the most sought-after drummers and improvisors in NYC, known for his expansive solo work as Man Forever, as well as collaborations and performances with the likes of Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, and Boredoms – as well as with his own Oneida, Royal Trux and Spiritualized.
Jan St. Werner has consistently remained at the vanguard of electronic music with his work as one half of Mouse On Mars as well as with his solo work and collaborations with The Fall’s Mark E Smith, Oval’s Markus Popp, Stereolab and The National.
Kid Millions and Jan St. Werner’s Imperium Droop will be released by Thrill Jockey digitally, on CD and on vinyl on June 25th; you can pre-order your copy here.