In a new interview, Alt-J drummer Thom Green has revealed that he is set to release a solo album in “early 2016”.
Speaking to Dummy, he revealed that it’s been something he’s been constructing for around 18 months. “I’ve got to the point now where I’m making three to four tracks per week,” he explains, the productive sod, “and I found myself getting confused and frustrated because I don’t know what to leave and what to include in the album. I’ve made a point now to leave the album alone and almost forget about it so I can concentrate on being in the moment of writing, which is what it all comes down to. I’m very excited to finally release everything, I’m very proud of what I’ve made. I’m planning on making it into a live show with some live video made by a friend of mine.”
He’s also revealed that sitting behind the kit is something that he’s tried to step away from on these solo works: “I’ve found myself making longer and more abstract sounds. I’m trying to avoid writing drums into my tracks as a kind of challenge to bring out the melodies more. I used to always start by making a drum rack and then a beat and it would usually slow me down as I was trying to write everything based on a very restricted starting point.”
In addition to the chat, Thom’s shared two of his solo productions as part of a new mix. Track one, ‘Oslo’ is the third track on the mix, and ‘Large’ is number seven - have a listen below: