On this episode of In Conversation, Ears to Feed is pleased to welcome James Krivchenia of Big Thief. It’s been a pretty busy year for Krivchenia. He was not only a part of one of the year’s most acclaimed albums with Big Thief’s sprawling masterpiece Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You, but he just released his second solo electronic album, Blood Karaoke—out now on Reading Group.
Outside of Big Thief’s organic dynamic, his solo work takes on a very labored over sample based approach with albums that conure a kaleidoscope feel with thousands of different tiny ideas flying by from song to song.
In our chat we discuss how drumming on and producing albums for Big Thief differs from his own solo work. How the band does their best to capture the magic and compliment Adrianne Lenker’s melodically rich songwriting. The process of recording Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You. James also tells me the story behind the famous “That’s my Grandma” in Red Moon and so much more.