On its own, the mesmerizing new track by Los Angeles beat producer Nosaj Thing is notable. A luscious, elegant electronic work that features the breathy vocals of Blonde Redhead's Kazu Makino, "Eclipse/Blue" seems to float out of speakers and spin curlicues in the air before hitting the eardrums.
"Eclipse/Blue" is the first single for Nosaj Thing's highly anticipated sophomore album, "Home." Coming three years after his debut, "Drift," helped signal the arrival of a new school of Los Angeles electronic music, the new record arrives Jan. 22 via L.A. label Innovative Leisure. Fans of the meandering melodies and delicate touch of the Aphex Twin will find much to love on "Home," as will advocates of Nosaj Thing's L.A. peer Flying Lotus.