Excursions

A 4 track downtempo album (21m 21s) — released June 9th 2014 on Phutureshock Musik

This summer marks the inception of 'EXCURSIONS' - an extension of the Phuture Shock Musik imprint, and the first in a series of 'anything goes' musical experiments.

The new sub label intends to act as an outlet for artists from the PSM camp (amongst others) , that allows the creative freedom to showcase their more leftfield works - where less emphasis is on the dance-floor and more focus on theendless possibilities of musical exploration, whilst maintaining a forward-thinking ethos.

Each release under the 'EXCURSIONS' banner will be exclusive to vinyl only, and highly limited to 300 copies - with the maiden 12" being pressed on an alluring slab of red transparent wax.

The first volume features 4 brand new cut's - one apiece courtesy of; Bristol-based producer - OPR8, fellow Bristolian beatsmith - Psyah, the ever elusive Roof Light from the outskirts of London, and Detroit's on-the-rise talent - Appian.

The opening number sets the mood in true Bristol fashion with OPR8 blurring the lines between misty dub and 80's dream pop a la 'Mezzanine'-era Massive Attack on 'Call To Fiddle' - which features the folky tones of local songbird Autumn music aka Rosi Croom. Psyah returns to the fold following a mysterious absence with 'The Coolidge Effect', an off-kilter R&B jam that marries woozy synth-chords with understated 808's and interposed melodic hooks. The B side enters further surreal territory - first up with a brief moment of warped lo-fi tropicalia from Roof Light entitled 'Gal Costa's Headband' - seemingly paying homage to the Brazilian songstress highlighted within the tracks title, while the mesmerising 'If Only' inhabits the final grooves, where Appian is left to his own devices - conjuring a gauzy cloud of sound dust, that develops into something that may very well be the sound of robots making babies.

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