Flagged as one to watch in URB Magazine's "Top 100," today Alex B announces the release of his full-length debut studio album, Moments, co-released by his own Elm and Oak as well as 1320 Records (April 6, 2010).
Those familiar with Alex B already know that he tends to take a layered approach to everything, especially his music. The tracks on Moments are intricately crafted with immense care and attention to detail -- a careful mix of analog and digital sounds elevated by imaginative samples and the insight of a classically trained musician. The result is a blend of timeless warmth and future beats that is as easily adaptable to introspective time with one's headphones as it is to group mania on a mobbed dance floor.
In regards to Alex B's first single, "You and I Both Know" XLR8R raved that "within two minutes [the listener is] treated to a tweaked soul loop, delayed vocal stabs, sporadic percussive elements, and swirling synth arpeggiations wrapped around a descending bass melody."
Check out "You and I Both Know"
1. At Channel One
2. Pad 5
3. Hot Chop
4. You and I Both Know
5. Nothing is Always Something
6. Kick Drones - Feat: Sunk1
7. Talk it Out
8. Clicking Away
9. Getting to Know You - Feat: Getting to know you: Lila D'mone
10. Show Me
11. Drip Splatter - Feat: Count Bass D
13. Hide Extension
15. Standing On Me
16. Seriously Again?!?!
17. Timing Correct
With his work in the studio complete, and interest in his music at an all time high, Alex B plans to tour extensively following the release of Moments.
Alex B Tour Dates:
April 22 Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO w/ Madlib
April 28 Airliner - Low End Theory - Los Angeles, CA (Moments CD Release Party)
April 29 Mighty - San Francisco, CA
April 30 The Loft - Minneapolis, MN
May 1 Cervantes Ballroom - Denver, CO
May 5 Big Orbit's Soundlab - Buffalo, NY
May 6 Top Hat - Missoula, MT
May 7 2720 - St. Louis, MO
May 15 Kinetic Playground - Chicago, IL
May 20 The Pour House - Charleston, SC
May 21 Canal Club - Richmond, VA
May 22 5 Spot - Atlanta, GA