Presently, the Pacific Northwest is getting an unusually large amount of snow. It’s unusual because our winter precipitation typically arrives as rain. Since the city has little to no way to handle even a few inches, I’m cooped up at home with nothing to do except listen to tunes, read, and meander from one corner of the apartment to the other.
Luckily, at least one welcome bit of news managed to creep its way into my inbox: word that the fine folks at Ghostly International are putting Dylan Khotin-Foote’s exceptional Beautiful You to wax. The album, originally issued on cassette in July of 2018, has lingered in the “out of print purgatory” — until now, of course.
Beautiful You is 10 tracks of those blissful ambient, chill-out, trip-hop zones which Khotin has inhabited on previous releases for 1080p, Pacific Rhythm, DFA, Public Release, and Normals Welcome. The main draw here is the hint of melancholy that permeates the “good vibes,” and, thus, it’s aptly suited for the above-mentioned snowy days holed-up at home.
The newly issued album comes out April 5, but you can currently pre-order the reissued edition, which comes in both standard black or “white smoke” vinyl. Stream “Dwellberry” below, and assimilate yourself to the hypnotic, trippy aural worlds of Khotin.
Beautiful You tracklisting:
02. Water Soaked In Forever
03. Levi’s Synth
04. Alla’s Scans
07. $1 Add
08. Looping Good
09. Merged Host
10. Somehow More Sad