Autre Ne Veut is digging into internet-era anxiety with Age of Transparency


Arthur Ashin laid out something like a mission statement for his musical project Autre Ne Veut on "Emotional," one of his earliest and simplest songs: "I’m emotional / I’m emotional / I’ve got feelings in my heart / that set me apart." It’s raw, direct, and imbued with a sense of psychological exceptionalism, and you could say the same about all of the music he’s released since. Ashin has spent the last half-decade deconstructing interpersonal relationships and internet-age angst. Age of Transparency is his third full-length album, and in many ways it represents a huge step forward for Ashin: its music and themes are more complicated, and he’s never been harder to classify.

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