Five years on from the initial sighting, we are revisited by R. Karim's Object of Unknown Provenance. Remastered by Sam Annand, and with new artwork by Tommy Brentall.
OOUP is a selection of music from the archives of R. Karim, written for film, theatre and his own enjoyment. Karim's view is panoramic yet hyper-detailed - taking in elated cloudways and microscopically fractal terrain. Born digitally, but crackling with a weird sentience. Cold and warm. Tender vocals buried beneath painfully EQ'd, hiccupping breaks. VSTs self-chain, chatter and threaten to rip themselves apart like a centrifuge. OST to the Neuromancer film that never was.
'like a plane built for flight, but now functioning as a submarine: enigmatic, and captivating' - Norman Records
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The most horrifying album I’ve ever listened to. Every time I listen to it at length, it scares me in a way I can’t explain. Yet I keep coming back for more. This is a work of horror masterpiece. radrabidrabbit
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For those hopeless romantics out there, born too late and way too early, 2814 is perfect to set the mood. These melancholy sounds will leave you dreaming of a better future but with the realization that it's a future we are not a part of. It's soul crushing and depressing but pairs perfectly with the futile, mundane nature of life. HKE and Telepath really set a new standard for ambient vaporwave with this album. Henry S