Princeton - Remembrance Of Things To Come
Somewhere along the line, Matt and Jesse Kivel’s creative perfectionism challenged them to stretch their songwriting beyond pop music and into the avant-garde. For Princeton’s sophomore LP, Remembrance of Things to Come, the identical twin brothers shed the traditional rock-writing tropes — multiple chord changes, verse/chorus key shifts and electric guitar — choosing instead to obsessively focus upon compositional patterns, dynamic rhythms and dense percussion orchestrations. The hypnosis of classical minimalism and its short, repetitive phrases became an artistic compulsion, and blending it with electronic dance music provided the conceptual genesis for Princeton's new aural direction. So began a redefining of what the band was to become. Perfection, they learned, is not achieved when there is nothing more to add but when there is nothing left to take away.
Good for fans of Kisses, Ra Ra Riot, Arthur Russell
Available on standard black vinyl with an embossed, gate-fold jacket and digital download card included.
Release Date: Feb. 21, 2012
1. Remembrance of Things to Come
3. Grand Rapids
4. Holding Teeth
6. To the Alps