Debut EP, Amazon To LeFrak will be released July 27th 2018 on all digital formats from Phantom Limb. Pre-order now and listen to first single, Jet Setters.
New Optimism is my attitude toward the shape of a music project, a borderless genre-less creation with experimental dance music, whatever you call it. I came up the name, New Optimism when I learned about the post-postmodernism term New Sincerity (irony). I wanted something that was the opposite of it. Video.
Releasing the first album, Sequence in Late Summer 2018 from Pioneer Works. I started this project from the concept, "what if information was woman?". I was also thinking about the history of the silk road and how information traveled during then. Here, the one demo version from Esopus Magazine compilation. This song is about the goddess of information that ended up in Los Angels, having a plastic surgery.
Inspired by Edouard Glissant's theory, Mondialité. Glissant exposes the difference between globalization and globality. This his words freed me instantly. I’d like to make a sound story with the attitude of globality with an improvisation/Ambient/Chanting vibe. Released a live recording (special guest, Dave Harrington) from Commend’s limited edition “Commend Here” cassette series. Here, a mixtape (songs that inspired me to create Mondialité) I made for Self-Titled Magazine.