Ernest Greene aka Washed Out has announced Paracosm, the follow-up to 2011’s Within and Without. Paracosm is all about imaginary worlds and escapism. Look up Paracosm. This sounds like a really interesting album, with over 50 instruments being used, including vintage keyboards along with the sounds of children and birds, all while remaining catchy with a daytime feel.
“No, he hasn’t thrown away his computer or synths, but Greene made a conscious decision to expand his sonic palette, which resulted in the employment of more than 50 different instruments, the most significant of which turned out to be old keyboards like the Mellotron, Chamberlin, Novatron, and Optigan. Designed during the middle of last century and made up of prerecorded sounds with individual notes sampled for each key of the chromatic scale (the flute sound in The Beatles’ ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ is a well-known example of the Mellotron in action), these relics allowed Greene to use his sampling expertise while also offering the flexibility to explore new creative avenues.”
At Big Sonic Heaven we’ll look forward to this…
“the album is packed with beautiful moments, the most moving of which can be heard while Greene gets his shoegaze on during the Cocteau Twins-esque ‘Weightless’ and album closer ‘All Over Now.'”
Paracosm comes out this August 13th on Subpop.
Watch the very kaleidoscopic trailer for Paracosm below.

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