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C21 white-shell EP with J-card and download of all four tracks. Released April 22nd 2016. Run of 25. 5 left in stock.

Hebden Bridge native Liam Gaunt coats his downbeat electro with a cool drizzle of effects and distortion. Shadows comprises two such ten-minute mixes, one per side, A and B parsed by track demarcation. Each commences with ambient instrumentals, treated keys leading to clapping percussion and woozy swagger. Recruited on vocals is Ooni Staerck, luxurious amounts of echo slathered on her frosty contributions.

Amidst slo-mo beats and sub-bass wobble Staerck hangs in a suspension of Gaunt’s creation, his vessel lurching from dream-pop to trip hop, downbeat neo-R&B to warm glitch-step. Soft beats contrast with abrasive drum compressions, mournful synth and piano soothing and stabbing as appropriate.

Shadows is lonely, late-night stuff. There are shadows in all of us but, perhaps at a metaphysical level, we’re all destined to share the exact same ones. With a trajectory of that certainty it’s only a matter of time until your and Akranes’ paths cross.
C21 white-shell EP with J-card and download of all four tracks. Released April 22nd 2016. Run of 25. 5 left in stock.

Hebden Bridge native Liam Gaunt coats his downbeat electro with a cool drizzle of effects and distortion. Shadows comprises two such ten-minute mixes, one per side, A and B parsed by track demarcation. Each commences with ambient instrumentals, treated keys leading to clapping percussion and woozy swagger. Recruited on vocals is Ooni Staerck, luxurious amounts of echo slathered on her frosty contributions.

Amidst slo-mo beats and sub-bass wobble Staerck hangs in a suspension of Gaunt’s creation, his vessel lurching from dream-pop to trip hop, downbeat neo-R&B to warm glitch-step. Soft beats contrast with abrasive drum compressions, mournful synth and piano soothing and stabbing as appropriate.

Shadows is lonely, late-night stuff. There are shadows in all of us but, perhaps at a metaphysical level, we’re all destined to share the exact same ones. With a trajectory of that certainty it’s only a matter of time until your and Akranes’ paths cross.