Release Date: 24th January 2020
Made using field recordings captured by Archiver on a trip to Japan in 2015, i&i Musik 002 is a two track Jungle release with layered breaks, 808 basslines & chopped up samples. “Jinja” meaning shrine in Japanese, uses recordings taken in & around the sacred Koyasan temple complex in Japan. A deep 808 sub bass backbone & classic breaks have been added to complete the picture on this unique amen roller. On the flip side, “Echo Park” combines snippets from a walk around Shinjuku Gyoen park in Tokyo, with it’s echoed announcements & footstep sounds, together with recordings taken from some of Wakayama’s temples & shrines. Layered classic breaks & an 808 bassline complete this distinctive track. Written & produced by Archiver & mastered by Loz at Fat As Funk. Individually lathe cut by Archiver & released as a limited edition run of 55 hand stamped & hand numbered 10” dubplates. An exclusively vinyl only affair, with no digital release. Design & artwork by Risa.
a1. Archiver - Jinja
b1. Archiver - Echo Park