Beck seems to be having fun in his studio lately, what with his recent commitment to covering the entirety of Velvet Underground and Nico, the recently completed work he did with Charlotte Gainsbourg, and now this 40-minute mini-mix.
The Gainsbourg full-length, which apparently Beck produced and played on, is, we were told over dinner by someone who's heard it, a strange, thick, beautifully surreal pop album. Gainbourg's MySpace page offers this information: “The album is scheduled for November 2009. It will feature at least 11 songs, titles including “In The End”, “Heaven Can Wait” and “Master Hand.”
The Autobahn Hologram mix is filled with snippets of songs he and his band have been listening to. We're being stumped left and right by this, and will gladly link to anyone who can snag us a breakdown of the set list.
And then there's this: a freaky Captain-Beefheartian take on the Velvet Underground's ode to scoring dope, “Waiting for My Man.” We're counting down the weeks until “All Tomorrow's Parties,” the best VU song.