Chopped time, splintered tones, and arhythmic poundings are some of the known characteristics of a slippery multiverse that lies beyond the day-glo wasteland. Its hybrid realities bristle and reveal themselves as dualistic mental and sensorial outputs, where a prismatic array of arthropodic sounds, warped prophecies and broken dance codes are repurposed and distilled, populating sonic areas that exist here and now, but also nowhere and never.
Promesses and KRAAK are proud to join forces on the occasion of Apulati Bien’s first vinyl release, “Azone”. Eleven apocalyptic braindance cuts make up this enigmatic album, where synthetic-insectoid soundscapes melt with raw ghetto beats for a result that is somewhere between mutant footwork, deconstructed dancehall and melancholic poetry that can be found in tracks such as “Non Riesco” (which features Italian vocals from Brussels-based artist, Radio Hito). Apulati Bien’ music breaks the boundaries between the real and synthetic world, and at the end of the album the question remains: Am I a robot?
VIDEO FOR "HOLOH" BY STANISLAS PARUZEL: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQxVFQOI1jY
released February 18, 2022
All tracks written, produced and mixed by Apulati Bien
Except "Non Riesco" written by Apulati Bien and Radio Hito
Vocals on "Blé Noir" by Mimi
Vocals on "Lobo 2" by Vica Pacheco
Mastered by Mathieu Berthet
Artwork by Apulati Bien
PRMSSS017 / K112
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