PREMIERE: IKEBANA, “Rose (James McNew Gentle Remix)”


Considering their name comes from the Japanese word for artful flower arrangements, it probably shouldn’t be a surprise that IKEBANA makes music as delicate as the seven continental drift cuts on when you arrive there. Due out July 8th through Flau and mastered by Miles Whittaker of Demdike Stare, it’s as if Grouper were split into two, doubling up on her drone tones and dream-pop passages.

Check out a couple standout tracks from the astral plane album below, along with a “Gentle Remix” from James McNew of Yo La Tengo and Dump (more are on the way from Matthewdavid, Buffalo Daughter and others soon)…