Tv On the Radio’s dreamboat Kyp Malone has decided to dip his feet in a solo project call Rain Machine. The 11-track, self-titled album was released on September 22 on Anti-records and got some great reviews
S/T – Rain Machine
Give Blood – Rain Machine [S/T]
He drew the album art himself which is equal parts somewhat interesting and hilarious. It’s sort of Lion King meets that scene at the end of The Wiz where all the workers take off their monster suits and dance around naked. Kinda celebratory, no? In an interview with Pitchfork he said it was inspired by the oft-forgotten psychedelic aspects of African Culture. Interesting…
This track sounds like a new TVOTR song to me, but there are differences. For one, there is no band. There is some cowbell, some bass guitar and drum, a melodic synth line ribboning through through the track and Kyp’s now-extremely-familiar warbling and unmistakable crooning. He also uses some female vocals to echo the track’s title command.
My favorite part lasts only about thirt seconds: Kyp singing falsetto over a handclap and synth ditty in the middle of the song.