Sufjan Stevens to release new album Aporia with stepfather Lowell Brams
Stevens and Brams previously collaborated on 2008’s Music for Insomnia.
Sufjan Stevens will release new album Aporia alongside his stepfather Lowell Brams next month. The collaborative album is inspired by new age music and is the second record the pair has made together following 2008 release Music for Insomnia. The album's first single, "The Unlimited," is streaming below.
Brams is the Lowell referenced in Stevens' Carrie & Lowell, an album named after his mother, Carrie, and her husband. Brams and Stevens co-founded Asthmatic Kitty together, Aporia will be released via the label on March 27.
Speaking about the album in a statement, Stevens said that he and Brams had worked over a number of years to pull it together. “You know how it is with jamming,” he said, “90 percent of it is absolutely horrible, but if you’re just lucky enough, ten percent is magic. I just kept pulling out these little magical moments.”
Guests on Aporia include Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), D.M. Stith, Nick Berry (Dots Will Echo), John Ringhofer (Half-handed Cloud), drummer and longtime collaborator James McAlister, keyboardist and trombonist Steve Moore (Sunn O)))), guitarist Yuuki Matthews (The Shins), and vocalist Cat Martino.
Last year, Stevens released two new songs, “Love Yourself” and “With My Whole Heart”, to coincide with Pride month. He also released his score for Justin Peck’s 2017 ballet The Decalogue.
2. What It Takes
5. Determined Outcome
7. Afterworld Alliance
9. Backhanded Cloud
10. Glorious You
11. For Raymond Scott
13. The Red Desert
16. The Unlimited
17. The Runaround
18. Climb That Mountain
19. Captain Praxis
21. The Lydian Ring