Kim Gordon - No Home Record Vinyl LP
Kim Gordon No Home Record Vinyl LP
Multi-disciplinary artist Kim Gordon‘s first solo album, No Home Record follows the recent opening of her solo exhibition "She Bites Her Tender Mind" at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) in Dublin and "Lo-Fi Glamour" at Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. No Home Record was produced largely by Justin Raisen (Charli XCX, Ariel Pink, Sky Ferreira) at Sphere Ranch in Los Angeles, along with contributions from Shawn Everett (Jim James, The War on Drugs) and composer/filmmaker Jake Meginsky (L'appel Du Vide, Milford Graves Full Mantis). Gordon's solo debut album's title is a nod to the French-Belgian director Chantal Akerman's film No Home Movie.
Despite the exhaustive nature of her résumé, the most reliable aspect of Gordon's music may be its resistance to formula. Songs discover themselves as they unspool, each one performing a test of the medium's possibilities and limits. Her command is astonishing, but Gordon's artistic curiosity remains the guiding force behind her music.
It makes sense that this "American idea" (as Gordon says on the agitated rock track "Air BnB") of purchasing utopia permeates the record, as no place is this phenomenon more apparent than Los Angeles, where Gordon was born and recently returned to after several lifetimes on the East Coast. It was a move precipitated by a number of seismic shifts in her personal life and undoubtedly plays a role in No Home Record's fascination with transience.
The album opens with the restless "Sketch Artist," where Gordon sings about "dreaming in a tent" as the music shutters and skips like scenery through a car window. "Even Earthquake," perhaps the record's most straightforward track embodies this mood; Gordon's voice wavering like watercolor: "If I could cry and shake for you / I'd lay awake for you / I got sand in my heart for you," guitar strokes blending into one another as they bleed out across an unstable page. Front to back, No Home Record is an expert operation in the uncanny. You don't simply listen to Kim Gordon's music; you experience it.
Kim Gordon No Home Record Track Listing:
1. Sketch Artist
2. Air BnB
3. Paprika Pony
4. Murdered Out
5. Don't Play It Back
6. Cookie Butter
7. Hungry Baby
9. Get Yr Life Back
We Also Recommend