So Alec Ounsworth, the man behind Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, has gone and recorded a solo project of sorts. It’s called Flashy Python. We’d try to explain how this project works, except we’re sort of confused about the ins and out. Here. We’ll let Mr. Ounsworth explain it himself.
Hello out There,
My name is Alec Ounsworth. I have completed a project called FLASHY PYTHON: SKIN AND BONES. You can listen to the album (and buy it if you feel so inclined) here.
As you may or may not know, and I suppose the reason I’m writing you directly, another project that I have been working on for several years now is called CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH. This is not that and that is this nor is it the other (the other often tragically confused with him or her) . . .
FLASHY PYTHON was conjured up and brought forth absolutely independently. It was completed recently and released even more recently to no acclaim nor discredit as no “news sources” were informed of its completion.
The idea is to present the project purely (while we still can) and let the individual make up his or her own mind which, as it seems to me, is perhaps the primary benefit in the otherwise alienating age of modern technology and communication.
I also have another album coming out on October 20th on Anti Records called Mo Beauty. You can hear a track from it over at stereogum. That is not this either.
Thanks for reading this email.
Anyway, after our initial listens to the record we can say that it’s worth a spin. It’s a little more psychedelic than CYHSY but every bit as enjoyable. Now if only we could decipher what it all means…