Flagged as one to watch in URB Magazine’s "Top 100," today Alex B announces the release of his full-length debut studio album, Moments, co-released by his own Elm and Oak as well as 1320 Records (April 6, 2010).
Those familiar with Alex B already know that he tends to take a layered approach to everything, especially his music. The tracks on Moments are intricately crafted with immense care and attention to detail — a careful mix of analog and digital sounds elevated by imaginative samples and the insight of a classically trained musician. The result is a blend of timeless warmth and future beats that is as easily adaptable to introspective time with one’s headphones as it is to group mania on a mobbed dance floor.
Here’s what critics are saying about Alex B:
"I’ve never seen a boy eat an ounce of wasabi in one sitting or solve a scrambled Rubik’s cube so fast…and his beats are just as unique!" –Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC
"Whether he is remixing Dilla or creating patchwork masterpieces, his resourcefulness is as prominent as his passion. Be on the lookout…" -URB Magazine
In regards to Alex B’s first single, "You and I Both Know" XLR8R raved that "within two minutes [the listener is] treated to a tweaked soul loop, delayed vocal stabs, sporadic percussive elements, and swirling synth arpeggiations wrapped around a descending bass melody."
1. At Channel One
2. Pad 5
3. Hot Chop
4. You and I Both Know
5. Nothing is Always Something
6. Kick Drones – Feat: Sunk1
7. Talk it Out
8. Clicking Away
9. Getting to Know You – Feat: Getting to know you: Lila D’mone
10. Show Me
11. Drip Splatter – Feat: Count Bass D
13. Hide Extension
15. Standing On Me
16. Seriously Again?!?!
17. Timing Correct
With his work in the studio complete, and interest in his music at an all time high, Alex B plans to tour extensively following the release of Moments.
Alex B Tour Dates:
April 22: Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO w/ Madlib
April 28: Airliner – Low End Theory – Los Angeles, CA (Moments CD Release Party)
April 29: Mighty – San Francisco, CA
April 30: The Loft – Minneapolis, MN
May 1: Cervantes Ballroom – Denver, CO
May 5: Big Orbit’s Soundlab – Buffalo, NY
May 6: Top Hat – Missoula, MT
May 7: 2720 – St. Louis, MO
May 15: Kinetic Playground – Chicago, IL
May 20: The Pour House – Charleston, SC
May 21: Canal Club – Richmond, VA
May 22: 5 Spot – Atlanta, GA