Sarathy Korwar - More Arriving limited edition mango vinyl
Published 4 August 2020 by DM

The plaudits for Sarathy Korwar’s powerful More Arriving album keep coming with a nomination for Best Independent Album at this year’s AIM Awards alongside the likes of Nick Cave and Kim Gordon, with the winner to be announced on August 12.

To celebrate, we're pressing 300 on transparent mango coloured vinyl which will be released September 11th. You can pre-order at your local independent record shop now (UK only) and they will be available to pre-order from Friday on Sarathy’s Bandcamp.

Korwar follows the album with Otherland, a four track 12” which will be released on Record Store Day’s August 29th drop. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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Sarathy Korwar - Best Independent Album at AIM Awards
Published 13 August 2020 by DM

The virtual champagne was flowing as Sarathy Korwar (virtually) walked away with the (actual) gong for Best Independent Album of the Year at the AIM Awards last night, for his album More Arriving. We’re delighted to see this record’s acclaim grow, and for it to continue to find a wider audience. Indo-jazz, Indian classical music, hip-hop, dub and spoken word are connected seamlessly while putting the voices of the South Asian diaspora front and centre. The themes of identity and the global movement of people connects on a deeply emotional level, and this is testament to Sarathy’s ambition, vision and hard work.

His collaborators also need a mention here: London-based poet Zia Ahmed, Mumbai rappers MC Mawali and TRAP POJU, Punjabi MC Prabh Deep, Jamaican-Indian rapper Delhi Sultanate, author Deepak Unnikrishnan and Indian classical singers Mirande and Aditya Prakash come together to paint a nuanced, knotted and diverse picture of South Asian identity. Sarathy’s band of Tamar Osborn on baritone sax and Al MacSween on keys plus spots by Chris Williams on alto-sax and Danalogue on synthesiser light the blue touch paper. Nick Woodmansey (aka Emanative) on co-production and mixing duties alongside Daniel Trachtenberg helped bring it all into sharp focus.

Sarathy is already working on the follow-up to More Arriving. In the meantime, there is a mango coloured vinyl edition in the works. It's available to pre-order now and will be in shops on September 11th.

Before that comes the Otherland 12”, which features two new tracks expanding on the themes explored on More Arriving, and two remixes. Otherland will be released on Record Store Day’s August 29th drop. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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Laurence Pike - 'Ember' video
Published 19 August 2020 by DM

Laurence Pike and visual artist Clemens Habicht continue their fruitful working relationship with a new video for ‘Ember’. Taken from the album Prophecy, which was recorded in response to the recent wild fires that devastated Australia, the track sees Pike weave his muted magic on drum kit, between triggered piano and vocal samples.

“The video accompaniment to ‘Ember’ is an evolution of the methodology established in previous collaborations on ‘Drum Chant’ and ‘Nero’” explains Habicht. “The shapes in motion again resemble print making abstractions of form that visually parallel Laurence's exploratory music. This video departs from a direct musical synchronicity of image and sound and captures another type of internal notation, using motion from an activity outside of performance.”

Prophecy is available now on limited edition yellow vinyl, CD and digital.

There is also an EP accompaniment to the album entitled Destiny, which is available to download exclusively on Bandcamp on a pay-what-you feel basis. | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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