The Apartments new album “In and Out of the Light”, out September 18th; available for pre-order
“In and Out of the Light” is a classic Apartments album, with songs, lines and melodies coming back to you long after the music has stopped playing. The songs follow a set of characters who, in the aftermath of loss or simply the changes that turn up in everyone’s lives, have gone looking for some other way to live—and found it. Stories with the texture of this experience float through the intimate, reflective songs on the album.
The album came together in a new way for The Apartments. Recording began in Sydney, at the end of winter of 2019. Working a few hours a day, one or two days a week, the album was finished in the summer, with the final mix completed the day before coronavirus lockdown hit Australia in 2020. The songs took shape impressionistically across the recording days, with details of melodies, fragments of lyrics and hooks determining the form—a departure from the band’s usual way of building songs upon a bedrock of bass and drums.
Peter Milton Walsh and bass player Eliot Fish worked with producer Tim Kevin in his Marrickville studio in Sydney, while French Apartments, Natasha Penot and Antoine Chaperon, recorded their parts in various studios in France. English drummer Nick Allum worked in London. “In and Out of the Light” (their 7th studio album) again features Chris Abrahams from The Necks on piano. The vocal and piano for We Talked Through Till Dawn were recorded live in one take with Peter singing as Chris played piano. They had recorded the popular Apartments song, She Sings to Forget You, in this way before. Miro Bukovsky, who played on No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal, again played flugelhorn and trumpet.
The Apartments “In and Out of the Light”: 1. Pocketful of Sunshine – 2. Write Your Way Out of Town – 3. Where You Used to Be – 4. What’s Beauty to Do – 5. Butterfly Kiss – 6. We Talked Through Till Dawn – 7. I Don’t Give a Fuck About You Anymore – 8. The Fading Light
Album available for pre-order from the Talitres web store or via Bandcamp (pre-orders to start on Bandcamp, July 3rd).
Yellow opaque vinyl, limited edition, 500 units (gatefold, 1LP, with digital download code) | Black vinyl (gatefold, 1LP, woth digital download code) | CD digipack 2 panels with booklet | Digital
10 % OFF during the pre-order campaign, except yellow opaque limited edition. Ships on or around September 10th, 2020.