Patches / Lazer​-​AC

by B£AMS / Tesla

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    Very limited edition of 200 12" records, mastered and pressed at London's finest, The Carvery. Double sided linocut sleeve with original artwork by Sarah Tanat-Jones, hand-printed by Kit Records.

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KR02 is a split 12" of skewed electronica from Canterbury producer B£AMS and sonic traveller Tesla. Brimming with warm washes of drone, side A forms a persistently morphing cluster of stoned hip-hop, gospel and highlife. Densely layered percussion, drunk synth, lost voices and temporal distortion flit in and out of earshot, inducing a joyful lostness. Riding this sea of colourful wooz, B£AMS channels Madlib, Delmar Edmunds and Matthew Dear with stumbling ADHD enthusiasm.

Occupying a colder, unheimlich universe, side B reveals the first recordings from enigmatic British doctor Tesla. On this collection of songs, entitled “Lazer-AC”, he dredges sea caves for dense undulations of jazz-infused drone and marshals armies of static from somewhere above the clouds. Hypnotic mantras, eroded landscapes and encoded loops are run through analogue tape equipment, à la Matthew David or Leyland Kirby, as Tesla collates the muttered instructions for some gestalt machine. Astonishing.

"These songs exist in the space between sleep and wake - where time bends and bubbles, divine murmurs fizz into the distance and technicoloured layers of synth and stutter beats collapse under their own weight. Flitting from one blissed out, mind-bendy daydream to the next, B£AMS boasts all the attention span of a stoned Madlib. And that can only be a good thing." (The 405)

"Velvety keys and molasses drone ooze, ideas collapse and whispered vocals bubble and retreat Doppler-like. TESLA is more of a mystery. Cavernous, anodyne ruminations soar high like vapour trails before morphing into expertly twisted hip hop beats reminiscent of Prefuse 73 or Matthew David." (No Fear of Pop)

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released 14 February 2014

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