Posts Tagged ‘conatus’

Alternate version of Zola Jesus’ Avalanche

June 25, 2013

Y’all remember Zola Jesus’ incredible 2011 album Conatus? There were so many great songs off that album, including Avalanche. The Arizona singer songwriter is gearing up to release a new album this year named Versions, and it’s a bevy of different interpretations and arrangements of her old tunes, including this amazing stringy version of Avalanche. It’s absolutely gorgeous and magical. Revisit the original Conatus version below Avalance (slow).

Alternate version of Zola Jesus’ Avalanche

June 25, 2013

Y’all remember Zola Jesus’ incredible 2011 album Conatus? There were so many great songs off that album, including Avalanche. The Arizona singer songwriter is gearing up to release a new album this year named Versions, and it’s a bevy of different interpretations and arrangements of her old tunes, including this amazing stringy version of Avalanche. It’s absolutely gorgeous and magical. Revisit the original Conatus version below Avalance (slow).

OFFICIAL VID: Zola Jesus – Seekir

July 9, 2012

It’s hard to believe Seekir only has an official video today, as I feel like the song’s been prominent for awhile now. I suppose it has something to do with the many live videos of Zola Jesus performing the tune, her show on Pitchfork’s +1 at the Guggenheim, her involvement with The Creators Project, and so on. So, here it is, the actual video for the song off 2011’s great album Conatus. It’s possibly one of my several favorite Conatus tunes, as it’s the most catchy and upbeat, yet still retains a lot of her psychy gothy baroque pop style and awesome vocals.

Mysterious David Lynch remixed Zola Jesus’ In Your Nature

January 5, 2012

The odd filmmaker and now musician David Lynch has, with the help of Nika Roza Danilova, remixed In Your Nature off of Zola Jesus’ highly acclaimed album Conatus. The result isn’t as strange as expected, and holds together pretty well. The reworking includes Mr. Lynch himself on some of the guitars.

Direct information from the tune’s soundcloud page:

Nika Roza Danilova, admittedly, has never been a huge fan of remixes in general. Although she makes dance-y beats and music, the dozens of remix requests that come in each week — both asking her to lend her own stems or to produce for other bands — have been declined. Both artist and label tend to feel that most remixes frequently fail to improve on the original and since Sacred Bones is not (yet) a full fledged dance 12-inch label, no one in this camp has felt that remixes are an imperative for our roster artists who do not wish to engage in them.

Once in a while though, an opportunity comes along that we simply can not pass up. The chance to work with one of our all time favorite artists, David Lynch, was such an opportunity. And so it is our honor to present the first and only official authorized Zola Jesus remix, “In Your Nature,” as heard through the ears of David Lynch. We gave Mr. Lynch a copy of her album Conatus and let him pick which track he wanted to work with. He chose a track that we felt already had single potential, and replaced the tension building string patches with intricately crafted guitar parts, orchestrated and performed by himself and music assistant Dean Hurley. What was once a dance track becomes a lurching, cinematic masterpiece. The beat is slowed to a crawl, drum and synth patches removed entirely, and what is left is something perhaps closer to the nature of Zola Jesus than we ever could have hoped for.

OFFICIAL VID: Zola Jesus – Vessel

October 3, 2011

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This song is freaking awesome, and now there’s a new official video for it! The new Zola Jesus album Conatus comes out tomorrow, I believe. Listened to the full stream online before and the whole thing sounds great. Don’t remember if I pre-ordered yet. Will have to check! 

Stream new Zola Jesus album

September 22, 2011

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Head over to Guardian and you can stream the whole, new, upcoming Zola Jesus album Conatus! There’s a description from Zola of each track off the album as well. Check it out here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2011/sep/22/zola-jesus-conatus-album-stream?CMP=twt_gu

Great stuff, already pre-ordered if I remember right. 😉 Seriously, this is goooooood. Pssst! Did I mention how good this is?