Subtle: ExitingARM

Personnel

Group: Subtle
Group members: Adam Drucker, Jordan Dalrymple, Marty Dowers, Alexander Kort, Jeffrey Logan, Dax Pierson
Artwork: Doseone

Notes

ExitingARM is the final part of a trilogy of records that started out with A New White (2004), working towards For Hero : For Fool (2006), with missing links filled in by Wishingbone and Yell & Ice.

Check out the interactive website for the album HERE.

Quotes

“Another step forward in the brillant career of a group unafraid to switch it up.” Alternative Press

“The album boasts the most opaque lyrics in Subtle’s catalog. But put the record and the website together, and the big themes become clear… (Subtle’s) poppiest disc to date is also the toughest.” Pitchfork

“Their new album highlights what’s always been catchiest about Subtle’s music: it’s full of short, fast bangers that you can enjoy out of the corner of your ear. But scratch the surface, and you find something far gnarlier – the most intricate realization yet of the vision of frontman Doseone, a.k.a. rapper, poet and visual artist Adam Drucker. Read the lyric sheet cold, and it’s impenetrably abstract – yet the sound of the language is pleasing for its own sake, which puts him right on the shelf between Ulysses and Dr. Seuss…” 10/10 Pitchfork

“It’s a brace of unhinged mastery and one that guides this record into the realms of essential listening, if only to experience such frantic, vivid sounds being contorted as something cohesive, something miraculous.” 8/10 Drowned In Sound

“ExitingARM is gorgeous. On some nasty, guttural level, it’s music like you’ve never heard.” XLR8R

“From brilliant mess to pop genius.” Spin Magazine

Tracklist

Exiting Arm
Day Dangerous
The No
Sick Soft Perfection
Hollow Hollered
The Crow
Unlikely Rock Shock
Take To Take
Gonebones
Wanted Found
Providence