Stream: of1000Faces, ‘MMDDYYYY’ (feat. Brandon Robbins)


When he’s not manning the drums for artists like Morrissey, Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins or Filter, Chicago’s Matt Walker is making ambient, experimental music under the name of1000Faces, the on-again, off-again “obsession” he debuted in 2013. The composer-producer’s project invites a lot of collaborators — such as singer Jimmy Gnecco on last spring’s “Sleeping’s for Dreamers” and Brandon Robbins of the Moth & the Flame on “MMDDYYYY.” The latter is a sweeping and urgent six minutes that at its core is a meditation on time. Even more impressive, of1000Faces this week released the four-song EP “DDMMYYYY Variations,” offering different takes and instrumentations of the song. It is nothing if not a fairly stunning lesson on what an artist can put on a song’s skeleton.

There are a lot of faces in of1000Faces’ video for the song too — filmed by Derick Smith and directed by Walker, Smith and Brian Doherty, it debuted this week as well.

||| Stream: “MMDDYYYY”

||| Also: Stream all four variations of the song and get them via Bandcamp

||| Also: Watch the video for “MMDDYYYY”