Random Portraits Of The Home Movie





Those who remember the decades-old Super 8 camera may recall how they became the predominant medium for family footage in the '70s. For former Sushirobo guitarist David Einmo, childhood clips, NYC aerial shots and tricycle escapades around the block, ground and inspire the debut album, Random Portraits Of The Home Movie (due Feb 21), a brilliant compilation of atmospheric samples that pays tribute to the past within the context of the present. Einmo solely emerges as Head Like A Kite on Pattern 25 Records with an album that incorporates arbitrary outdoor clatter with sound bytes from his home reels to construct a work that stands upright within its own aesthetic. Random Portraits features guest drummers from the likes of Kinski, The Posies, Preston School Of Industry, Sushirobo and Smoosh, with vocal accompaniments from Crooked Fingers and Smoosh. The record was produced by Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Red Red Meat, Iron & Wine) at Chicago's Engine Studios and opens with the quintessential radio voice in “Intro”. Throughout is a diverse palette encased as a soundtrack to Einmo’s home clips. The progressive drum in “Words Of A Friend”, electronic blips scattered throughout “Your Butt Crack Smile”, steady rage guitar in “Injecting 10ccs Of Temptation” and downtempo vibes that breeze “Scenes From The World Trade Center 1979” showcase the breadth of layers within the album, along with the refreshing young vocals of Smoosh in “Noisy At The Circus”. Random Portraits is an innovative piece, framing scrapbook memories of childhood into a musical re-emergence.  

Head Like A Kite
Pattern 25

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Random Portraits Of The Home Movie