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Fresh Marfa Music from 3:33, Past Life Billionaires

6 Mar 2013

Marfa’s own Celia Hollander quietly released an album under her 3:33 guise last month, available to stream or download at her Bandcamp page.

The Texas-based audioblog Gorilla Vs. Bear called the cryptically titled $ . “beautifully disjointed + hypnotic” while yvynyl says it’s “as fresh as a springtime desert bloom.”

Hollander’s compositions range from maniacal piano passages, damaged pink noise and sounds not far removed from the spectral synth and vocal workouts we heard when Julia Holter got together with Jib Kidder last year. Plus the sort of disjointed take on trap beats and Houston’s slowed and throwed vibes that we’ve come to expect from occasional Marfa visitor Matthewdavid.

And now we know what Hollander has been doing all winter long in the chilly makeshift studio over behind the old lumber yard.

Meanwhile, across town …

… the Past Life Billionaires are mashing up Jean Cocteau and David Lynch films to accompany their Trans-Pecos riff on the deconstructionist R&B sounds popularized by Bon Iver, Autre Ne Veut and How To Dress Well. “Weeeeeeeeeeeeee’re all alonnnnnnnnnnne!” [Via Big Bend Now]