Potholes Premiere: Listen to Blockhead’s Stunning “Fire Is Warm”

blockhead-bells-and-whistlesSo far, we’ve heard a few cuts from Blockhead‘s upcoming album, Bells and Whistles, in “Kaput!” and the awesomely named “On The Back Of A Golden Dolphin.” And if nothing else, they just further cement the fact that he’s one of the best and most important producers working today. Why? Because dude can churn out six-minute instrumental tracks that aren’t meandering, looping piles of nonsense. They go somewhere and bring you along for the ride, whether you know it or not. So that trip on the back of a golden dolphin Blockhead enjoyed? Yeah, you’re riding on a golden dolphin right alongside him.

That sentiment remains true on “Fire Is Warm,” the latest single off Bells & Whistles. We’re proud to premiere it to y’all today, both as longtime fans of Blockhead and as lovers of instrumental music in general. In addition to featuring absolutely flooring drums, the track throws so many samples and sounds at you that it’s easy to get lost—in a good way, of course. There’s just so much to dig into here, from the opening folksy vocals to the growing layers of instruments and everything in between. And that’s not even including the stunning second half and its “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”-esque breakdown!

You can listen to “Fire is Warm” below. You can pre-order Bells and Whistles here.

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  1. […] To answer other FAQ’s: 1)This album is not coming out on Ninja Tune. I’m putting it out myself. It’s a bold new world. 2)This album will be available at many different digital outlets. I-tunes, amazon, etc…So, if you’re not a bandcamp kinda person, you can get it there. 3)To people asking about Cd’s, as of now, there is no plan to make them. I know there is a handful of you who still buy them but, truth be told, this is all being self financed and I’m not trying to lose money on this just to make a couple cd’s for a few people. That said, I’m not writing off the idea. I might do a small run one day to sell at shows but I wanna feel everything else out first. Okay? Cool. Anyway, I hope you like it. And it you haven’t peeped any of the leaks gets, check out my sound cloud page: https://soundcloud.com/blockheadnyc As well as this exclusive one Potholes in my blog premiered the other day: http://potholesinmyblog.flywheelsites.com/blockhead-fire-is-warm-premiere/ […]

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