Now that his first solo album in eight years (Adventureland) is out, composer/Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche has shared a look at its songs — a seven-movement “kaleidoscopic amusement ride” inspired by a Kronos Quartet concert — with Cantaloupe Music.
“I called this Adventureland because besides being something that’s fun,” Kotche explains in a press release, “it’s also kind of weird and mysterious, and at the same time scary and intimidating. It’s a confluence of new territory that I’m trying to figure out and navigate, and by approaching it as who I am — as a drummer, a percussionist — that’s where I do have an original voice, and I do have something to say.”
Check out an excerpt from the album below, along with Cantaloupe’s aforementioned doc. In semi-related news, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy also has a couple solo shows — June 5 in Detroit and June 10 in D.C. — that go on sale tomorrow.