Sunday, November 20, 2016

System Status - Pale and Crazy EP (PMJ010)

We are back after a little hiatus and not only that we are hitting double figures with our next release.  We have enlisted/begged/bribed the super talent from Cambridge, UK - Dave Rendle to help out with four very special tracks.

Dave, known for his other projects The Detroit Urban Gardening Ensemble and Hazards of Prophecy has released music on Untracked, Out Here Audio, Horn Wax, Stupid Human and his own label Night Sweats Music, catching the attention of global tastemakers Gilles Peterson, Phil Asher, Ashley Beedle, Alex Nut, Ross Allen and Jazzanova as well as receiving the remix treatment from another previous PMJ artist - Inkswel.

The four-track EP entitled "Pale and Crazy" kicks off with the title track which is a perfect representation of Dave's music style: loose rhythms, rising pads, quirky vocal snatches, deep chords and fantastic funky squiggly synth work. Great vibes all round!

Following the title track is Jiran Jaran - born out of a conversation that started on the dance floor at the Worldwide Festival, the question? What would a half Iranian and half Japanese musical collaboration call themselves? Jiran Jaran was born! Henry Wu's releases on Rhythm Section were highly influential on this one.

Janice was a late addition to the EP and it's probably our favourite. Putting into practice the musical teachings of a well known Antipodean musician and producer, Dave uses everything he learned to create a truly amazing track with just enough chord progressions and melodies to make the noodleiest of Jazz warriors smile. With the warm tones of his Arp Axxe baseline shining through, We're hoping Floating Points may get on this one.

The finale Back of the Yards is another special cut - the oldest recording on the EP. It's a Mr Fingers inspired vibe with plenty of Chicago, French and Canadian influences mixed in for good measure... interesting? Check it out!
We are really excited to have been able to share this with everyone. 

Like all of our records - pressed on heavy duty 180gm vinyl.

We hope you like it.