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Big Thief's James Krivchenia announces solo album with three new tracks

19 May 2020, 15:05 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Big Thief drummer James Krivchenia has announced his new solo album A New Found Relaxation, and has released three tracks, "Temptation Reduced", "The Eternal Spectator" and "Touched By An Angel".

"Temptation Reduced", "The Eternal Spectator" and "Touched By An Angel" are Krivchenia's first solo tracks since his 2018 solo LP No Comment, and follows on from Big Thief's Two Hands outtake "Love In Mine" that was released last month.

Krivchenia's new album was created in New Mexico last year, and each tracks is made up from hundreds of fragments of sounds, from internet spa radio, ASMR YouTube clips, "field recordings and cast off Muzak, processed through Krivchenia’s magic box of extreme outboard manipulations", according to a press release.

He says of the album, "Partly it's my attempt at fast slow paced music. Partly, I was trying to take mundane or banal 'beauty' and process it - in the literal musical realm but also within myself. To me, the smooth chilled out background music of our world is often the most terrifying. I wanted to swim in relaxation signifiers but stir the pot, foul it, and have everything sort of bleed together and swirl with pace. Part of immersion for me also contains a sense of confusion and that's the kind of immersion I'm going for."


  1. Temptation Reduced
  2. In My Own Image
  3. Loveless But Not Joyless
  4. The Eternal Spectator
  5. Idiot Passion
  6. Touched By An Angel
  7. Fountains Of Youth
  8. Unembarrassability
  9. A Better Kind Of Wrongness
  10. Legendary Liquids
  11. Head 2 Toe
  12. Now I Walk In Beauty
"Temptation Reduced", "The Eternal Spectator" and "Touched By An Angel" are out now. James Krivchenia's A New Found Relaxation album will be released 26 June, and is available to pre-order now.
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