Uncertain Designs Out Now!

Friends!

After two long years of hard work, today marks the release of my fourth and final solo debut. Uncertain Designs, released under the name Modal Voices, is perhaps the most ambitious album I've made yet, and arguably the most accomplished. I'm very happy to finally be sharing it with all of you (stream the full record below, and purchase on iTunes, Amazon, or the Safety shop page).

Though I've spent plenty of time in blog posts and interviews talking about my love of art-pop, noise, and experimental techno (each of which map to my other project names City States, Contretemps, and Avvenir), in a lot of ways Uncertain is the culmination of my musical preoccupations. By triangulating the melodic, tonal, and rhythmic explorations of my previous three full-lengths, I really do believe that this record does a great job of showing the full spectrum of who am—and who I aspire to be—as an artist. Moreover, I'm finally willing to admit that I don't simply want to be another guy making records for the hell of it—I want to be doing something special, and taken as a whole these four debut records is a very intentional statement of purpose.

In any event, I hope you enjoy the album as much as I do, and PLEASE, if you like the record, tell everyone you know about it on Facebook or Twitter, at work or over a Friday night beer—it's the only way people like me find a larger audience.

Lastly, stay tuned for more: there'll be another Avvenir record before year's end, and I've got plenty more planned for 2017.

Sincerest thanks to you for reading and listening,

Joel