Further Complications - Reissue
Back in print on vinyl for the first time in years.
Further Complications is Jarvis Cocker’s second solo album, following the critically acclaimed 2006 Jarvis, and was recorded In January at Steve Albini’s studio, Electrical Audio, in Chicago. While there were many great bands and performances at last year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, there were only a few genuine stars in the classic sense of the word. Jarvis Cocker didn’t headline the fest, but he was definitely the biggest star; whether stalking the stage, engaging in witty banter, or breaking down into whiteboy James Brown convul- sions, the former Pulp leader entertained like a bizarro Vegas vet. The trip to the Chicago fest didn’t only result in an amazing set. While visiting the Windy City, Jarvis and his band holed up in Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio to test out a couple new songs. They liked the sound, so the crew returned in January to record Further Complica- tions. Though Jarvis claims he hasn’t “gone rock,” hard-nosed studio rat Albini seems like a fitting choice for the album, considering the increasingly roughed-up tunes Cocker has been peddling since parting with Pulp. Do expect some songs he debuted on tour last year, like the incredible soul number “You’re In My Eyes (Discosong)”, “Angela”, and the title track.