With forthcoming albums from Tangent (“Approaching Complexity”, October 5), Fall Therapy (“You Look Different”, October 19) and Alex Rigaud (“Transformation”, November 2), Oakland, CA based label n5MD have announced of the collaborative release from Australia’s Boy Is Fiction and American artist Chris Schafer from Lights Out Asia under his new Ghosts Of Tyto Alba guise, entitled “A Single Beam of Light” for a release date of December 2.
A collaboration that was inspired by Boy Is Fiction’s cover of Lights out Asia’s “oh! Toronto” on the n5MD compilation “The Reconstruction of Fives”, the album is a melding of electronic, piano, soaring vocals and guitars. The label has the following to say: “A Single Beam of Light is the new album from Australian warm electronic musician Boy Is Fiction, but, this is not just a Boy Is Fiction album as it staunchly features Milwaukee’s Chris Schafer from Lights Out Asia on vocal, guitar and synth duties under his new solo moniker Ghosts of Tyto Alba. The album took over 5 years to complete due to the vast distances the duo live from one another. It was then mixed and mastered in Oakland by n5MD label owner Mike Cadoo (Gridlock, Bitcrush). This album has a lot to live up to do to the fact that it has some serious electronic and post-rock lineage behind it. And, it does not disappoint. Forwardly propulsive beats weave around winding piano motifs, dusty synth washes, and steadfast bass-work all punctuated by Chris Schafer’s soaring vocals. For fans of these projects, this is a not only a simple pacification of their collective styles but an excellent next chapter in their newly combined existences. A beautiful musical surprise that we feel you never saw coming.”
With a pre-order date to be announced, as well as format, there is no better time to sign up to the n5MD list now.