Rhye‘s Michael Milosh, aka Milosh, is working on a new album Jetlag following the release of Woman earlier this year (one of my favorite albums of the year). It’s out November 26 via Deadly/eOne Music Canada. Today we get a first listen to one of the tracks from the album titled “This Time.”
The album is a collaborative effort between Milosh and his wife Alexa, both musically and in the album’s accompanying visuals. Of the album, Milosh writes:
Jetlag is an expression of my deep love for my wife, my happiness and excitement for a new place in my life, my sadness or fear of stepping out of my old life… Jetlag is about dancing between two worlds simultaneously, learning about myself through the process and ultimately making a choice to be with someone, to fully commit to that life even though it’s on the other side of the world.
Jetlag is drenched in secrets, little sonic ghosts that riddle the record. It’s an electronic album in its texture and attitude but a lot of the sounds in this record are from the most intimate of places from my life. In ‘Do You Want What I Need’, I mic’d myself drumming on my wife’s tummy, brushing her skin; edit, cut up and reversed her laughs as we joked over the pure hilarity of it all. In the song ‘Jetlag’, the hand percussion that dances through the whole piece is me drumming on my bathtub both with water in it and empty. Pots and pans are used as drum hits and the glasses I drink from everyday clank together and are edited to fit these rhythms. Our dog Maya’s collar was used as she ran by during a vocal take. It became the definitive break into the B section in ‘This Time’.
Milosh’s solo career long pre-dates Rhye. He has released several albums on Plug Research and !K7. Listen to his older releases on Bandcamp.
Here’s a trailer for Jetlag, featuring clips from songs from the album.