Boomkat Product Review:
This is the third Dirty Projectors album, combining the two EPs Slaves' Graves and Ballads: the former being recorded with a chamber orchestra while the latter is a one-man acoustic arrangement taking on a more laid bare quality. "Dave Longstreth is the man behind, or perhaps in front of, the music called Dirty Projectors. Longstreth wrote half of Slaves' Graves and Ballads, the follow-up to last year's critically-acclaimed debut, The Glad Fact, for a ten-piece chamber group called The Orchestral Society for the Preservation of the Orchestra. This first half, Slaves' Graves, was recorded in a church in New Haven, CT. The Ballads were recorded with guru and quaking soulman Adam Forkner of Yume Bitsu at Dub Narcotic Studios, in Olympia, WA. Witness Longstreth use GM technology to restore maize to its original, feral genetic makeup, before the advent of domestication: this is classical and pop music's bodies-entwined, souls-commingled wedding! Their child doesn't have one white eye and one Asian one; rather, he sees differently."