Michael Silver—better known by his moniker CFCF—has announced his new album Memoryland with the release of “Life is Perfecto.”
Running over seven minutes long, the substantial track fuses breakbeat electronica with Sonic Youth-style guitars and was initially contrived six years ago. “‘Life is Perfecto’ is the first song I wrote for Memoryland, way back in 2015, after a viewing of Hou-Hsiao Hsien’s iconic film Millennium Mambo,” Silver said in a statement on Twitter.
“It was the catalyzing inspiration for the album, and I wanted to do justice to its universal themes of alienation from one’s own identity amid the turbulence of youth in a globalized metropolis on the cusp of the millennium,” he added.
Apart from Millennium Mambo, the making of Memoryland was also inspired by the the music styles Silver listened to during his formative years: jungle, house, UK garage, as well as musical acts such Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins and My Chemical Romance, per a Bandcamp description.
The project marks the Montreal producer’s first studio album since 2019’s Liquid Colours and is set to feature guest spots by shoegaze outfit No Joy and Kero Kero Bonito’s Sarah Bonito.
Memoryland will arrive on April 9. While you wait, stream “Life is Perfecto” below: