Collarbones - Iconography (LP) (2011 TBL012 - 38mins42secs)
Collarbones' Iconography is an artefact of its mode of production, pieced together over the Internet.
Travis Cook (Cyst Impaled) and Marcus Whale (Scissor Lock) formed Collarbones over the internet in late 2007, and within a few short weeks they had committed to a long-term music-making relationship. Since then they've divided time between Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne, playing shows with the likes of Samiyam, making mix tapes, covering Justin Bieber with great fondness and releasing the Pitchfork adored single 'Beaman Park' in 2010.
Marcus Whale and Travis Cook shared files until instrumentals were at a point where Whale could lay down elegant RnB laden hooks over the chopped samples and digital soundscapes. The album is an assured debut, full of confidence and brimming with ideas that pull in diverse influences from the experimental to the mainstream.
Produced by Collarbones
Mixed and mastered by Tom Smith at The Carrier
Artwork by Lucian Alperstein
"Collarbones sure have a knack for making beautiful little monuments out of the otherwise transient noises that crisscross the ether" Mess & Noise
"Collarbones' minimalistic approach fits somewhere in sound between Yeasayer and Fuck Buttons, being two-man project covered in laptops and sample decks" Drum Media Sydney
"Warm beats, chiming effects and soulful vocal harmonies" Inpress, Time Off, Drum Media Sydney
"Collarbones is an Aussie electronic-experimental duo that understands how to sprinkle sunshine and good summer vibes through the use of chopped up and sampled vocals that would make Dam-Funk proud" Asian Man Dan
RRR ALBUM OF THE WEEK / RADIO ADELAIDE ALBUM OF THE WEEK
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Music video for Don Juan by Collarbones - Directed by Travis Cook