So 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.