Joe Knight is back with his brand of his 80s infused psychedelic Americana on Not Not FunReconsider Lounge is for those long night drives through the vast desert, where the only light you get is from the moon and stars; it’s for those cinematic experiences, in other words. “Medicine Ball” rolls along the sands with its bass line and is the designation that your drive has begun. You’ve probably figured out that this drive is going to be insane. Reconsider Lounge is like a movie soundtrack with its abrupt, almost non-sequitur, transitions and Joe Knight “blue balls” each song, if you will; he never lets you get comfortable. If I had to describe this in one sentence, Knight’s Reconsider Lounge is the aural equivalent of speedballing. If you want a surrealist trip through the hazy world of the American desert, this is your stop. Check out the Spotify stream of Reconsider Lounge below and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Trans-american Joe Knight recently caravanned his custom duffel bags of woozy jukebox esoterica from the Bay to the plains of central Texas but, before and during so, crafted and released the double-volume Scrap collection for multifaceted Midwestern organization, Bezoar Formations. Reconsider Lounge distills a portion of this material into different arrangements, intercut with an assortment of unreleased curiosities and classics, comprising an essentially new album in the instrumental fantasy radio canon Rangers reigns so uniquely at. Song modalities station-switch from piece to piece, spanning lonesome new wave garage (“Lauderdale Saints”), dreadlocked psych (“Clown Prince”), monorail zoo tour DVD themes (“ETV”), tight-wired Television-lensed guitar heroics (“Safety Goggles”), out across the endless airwaves. The logic of Knight’s pack-rat electric collages culture-jam as much as flow, chasing sparks, exposing irrelevancies and connective tissues. Fissured fragments of rock mythology, obscurely realized, again and again. Reconsider. Lounge. Black vinyl in buffalo relic jackets designed by Suzanne Pfutzenreuter. Mastered by Brian Pyle. Edition of 275.

Price $12

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