RIYL: Johannesburg‚Äôs jazz, afro funk and experimental electro scenes
Label: Mushroom Hour Half Hour
SPAZA is an ever-evolving project from Johannesberg, South Africa assembled from the city‚Äôs jazz, afro funk and experimental electro scenes.¬† The lineup changes often with no permanent members and the sessions are highly improvisational and experimental.¬† This new self-titled project is a taste of their world, and I assure you it’s like nothing you’ve ever heard.¬† First available track Ice Squinchies: Waiting For You demonstrates their expert improvisational technique, winding and twisting through an extensively manipulated vocal arrangement as a minimal bass, synth and violin foundation carry the track forward.¬† The results are galactic, a remarkably unique, unearthly and singular sound.¬† If you told me that we uncovered this in a floating capsule near Neptune, I’d believe it.
Their label, Mushroom Hour Half Hour, has a first pressing of the record limited to 800 copies.¬† Check out Ice Squinchies below.¬† If you dig, pick up a copy of the rekkid after the ‘buy’ link.¬† These are shipping from overseas, so the total price will reflect that.
First Press 180g 12" Vinyl
Includes digital pre-order of SPAZA. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it‚Äôs released.
Shipping out on or around June 21, 2019
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive