NEW RELEASE DAY!!!!
The pendulum swings hard around here. Yesterday we had to break really sad news to you, about the end of Captain Ahab. Today we get to share really exciting news though! We have three new cassettes out today, from three mind scrambling bands spanning the globe! Including Captain Ahab member, Jonathan Snipes, new band Clipping:
ALPHABETS ‘Sweatbee: Dance Mix’ c34
To those in the know, Denver’s Alphabets have been true stars for a long time now. Dedicated to minimalism, these beats have a poetry to them that comes from never quite lodging themselves in atypical 4 to the floor techno. An obsession with marimba-like timbres and rhythms that swing just as much as they drive, Alphabets is able to do what true minimalism should: Open up grand spaces, worthy of lengthy exploration. And don’t let the “dancemix” title fool you. This is all 100% amazing original music.
YOLA FATOUSH ‘Thugs Intro, Dreamland Wakes’ c30
London’s Yola Fatoush bring lush soul to their raw, DIY beats through their elegant and powerful voices. Catchy dreamlike harmonies truly take their glitchy electronics and make them soar. The results certainly are catchy pop music, but their methods of getting there are truly unique. Masterful song crafting allows them to inject some very “out” ideas into the mix while never feeling esoteric. Just beautiful in a truly alien way. Their take on contemporary urban styles is akin to Pet Shop Boys work in the 80s/90s.
CLIPPING ‘Untitled’ c10
Debut physical release from LA’s Clipping, featuring Jonathan Snipes of Captain Ahab and William Hutson of Rale on electronics, with rapper Daveed Diggs fronting the band. Their deep and experienced understanding of both hip hop and harsh noise lets them explore new territories of sound unlike anything you’ve ever heard. We guarentee it.
All cassettes are pro-dubbed with silkscreened art on the shells. Click through to the links above to stream audio from the releases and for purchasing info.
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