This cover of Beautiful People is my way of saying “Thank You” to Mark Pritchard and Thom Yorke. I never imagined covering a song on any of my recordings but I couldn’t help myself in this case. I remember being in Japan and getting the news that my grandmother had passed away so that information combined with the Japanese jet lag had me terribly disoriented. This song was a part of my everyday soundtrack at the time and the lyric “I’m running blind” never escaped me so this led me to build on that in one of the sections. In the original, not only were the lyrics strong but also the way they were able to execute this sonically, visually and emotionally. When I finally decided to cover this, I wanted to do an arrangement that was aligned with the trance I was put in when I first heard Beautiful People. The entire A Loveless Sunken Sun EP is dedicated to my grandmother but this song, specifically, is the one I send to her in the afterlife. – Corey King
Fertility Filter has featured on BBC 6 Music Recommends twice, single of the week with Shaun Keaveny at BBC6, played regularly by Gilles Peterson, Worldwide Radio, Tom Ravenscroft (BBC6 Music Recommends), Nemone, Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC6 Music Recommends) and Shaun Keavney (single of the week).
Out, UP and available at the all the usual digital platforms –
Limited 7″ marine blue vinyl is available at all good record stores.
Also, available at Bandcamp here.
On the B, a track named 15 Seconds. Produced by none other than Malik Ameer Crumpler, the man known mainly for his raps in Madison Washington.
“Iggy’s lyrics here are primarily concerned with the gas station lifestyle, as he’s heard singing about Powerball tickets and beef jerky over Pan Am’s warping fusion of hip-hop and jazz”. – Consequence of Sound