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Stream Cassowary’s New Single “Moth”

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Cassowary. (Photo: Kristy Benjamin)

Emerging multi-instrumentalist Cassowary is back with his new single “Moth”, which you can stream below. The track is the third single from his upcoming self-titled debut album out April 24th via Fat Possum.

As chill as it is animated, the minimalist instrumental track weaves traditional jazz elements in with winding cosmic sounds, building slowly into a winding saxophone run that keeps the listener suspended in sonic air-

“‘Moth’ is an experimentation with time and groove,” says Cassowary on the track. “It was inspired by the sporadic movements of a moth in flight, going towards light. With this in mind, the song is also meant to harmonically represent drastic ascension following a lower point.”

On his self-titled debut, Cassowary evokes everything from the loping electronics of the Low End Theory “beat scene” to the freewheeling chops of the jazz fusion resurgence, from the murky textures of Odd Future’s genre-hopping basement rap to the vintage funk revisionism of labels like Stones Throw. It’s an artistic statement that’s as beautiful and strange as the flightless bird that shares its name.


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