There’s been a “synth scene” slowly burgeoning here in town over the last few years, and although we can certainly point to Soundfounder‘s Exploded Drawing label as a major catalyst, we could never overlook the output from native Austinite Cody Wilson. Since his formative post-college days as Thelonious Krunk (and intermittent years with Grundle in the Bronx) Wilson’s retro-inspired bleeps, bloops, and natural sense of production has been heard in Sip Sip, as one half of all-analog duo Trax Rebo, briefly through a one-off stint as Battle Toad, and most notably under his own moniker, Corduroi.
Corduroi’s got a huge discography that hops between dance-y, aggressive, and chill, going back to the beginning of the past decade, so tracking his various styles, interpolations, and tastes won’t be too tricky. However you’d probably miss the fact that Wilson is an outspoken advocate for a lot of resources in the Austin music community, and though his songs tend to lack lyrics, Corduroi’s never missed a reasonable opportunity to donate proceeds from his album sales in support of local establishments.
Last week Corduroi dropped Wind Your Spring, a collection of twenty previously-unheard songs from the past five years whose disjointed yet immersive atmosphere will surely take your mind off the news for the record’s duration. Corduroi’s offering Wind Your Spring for whatever price you can afford, so show some love if you can and enjoy an intrinsically Austin title, “Cherrywood Spring”!