Available: 1st March 2021
Imagine the opposite of a snake shedding its skin: a body slithering among the debris of 21st-century music; a porous, viscid body, its skin an adhesive, lodging onto itself bits and pieces along the way. Some are scraps, rusted, discarded parts. Some are the jewels of crowns, unglued and fallen from grace, now re-attached on this makeshift contraption. Where does a body end? Does it end where these prostheses begin?
Jay Glass Dubs’ Soma (“body” in Greek) is a palimpsest. Look closely and you can find all sorts of DNA microarrays on the body’s skin – Bristol voices, Detroit electro hums, the amen break, the all-encompassing dub haze – but, as with all palimpsests, they are simultaneously one and a multitude. The body lives, its prostheses live. The body moves.
a1. One Hundred Seven
a2. Apple, Sliced
a3. Shape (feat Jasmine)
a4. Our Reversed Uniforms
b1. The Wrong Frame
b2. Dots On Nails
b3. How Glass Bred (feat Danai Nielsen)
b4. Your Raps
c1. A Mammoth Cloud
c2. Wagon Prophet
c3. Now Set Up
d1. Barked (feat Yorgia Karidi)
d2. Suffix Harness
Release Date: 20th November 2020
“A black hole full of early UK Hardcore intensity, the minimalism of MF Doom's beatmaking and the imaginative dancehall productions of Steely & Clevie.”
a1. Om Unit Meets Seekers International - Check One (Version)
a2. Om Unit Meets Seekers International - Krnch
a3. Om Unit Meets Seekers International - Mic Up
a4. Om Unit Meets Seekers International - Murky
b1. Om Unit Meets Seekers International - Hold me
b2. Om Unit Meets Seekers International - Nu Killa
b3. Om Unit Meets Seekers International - Check One
Shipping around 9th September
2x12" 180g vinyl, with a natty poster designed by Alex Digard, from the Tape Echo crew.
Dan Davies aka Ossia is a mainstay of the Bristol scene. He runs labels like Fuck Punk, No Corner and Peng Sound, and he's a member of Young Echo. His Blackest Ever Black debut triumphantly grafted the industrial experimentalism of Richard H Kirk onto West Country bass culture. This, his second Berceuse Heroique, goes deepest yet; pithier but more widescreen, with fresh touches of jungle and bashment to its dread spirituality. The dubs in particular are a bleak treat.
Available: 4th May 2021
*Strictly 1 per customer only - any multiple copies or orders will be cancelled and refunded*
‘A ceremony that invokes ancient spirits like the Dom & Roland productions, the early raw sound of RZA and the bleakness of the Birmingham techno scene in the 90's.
A cinematic trip of film noir aesthetics mixed with an eastern european sci fi sensibility.
Touch Of Evil meets Zulawski's On The Silver Globe.
Pessimist runs the voodoo down for the first time on Berceuse heroique and we are proud to release some of his most honest work.’
a1. Empty Words
a2. Nothing Positive
b1. Dem Control
b2. We Did It