“The resulting 15 sideward glances form a tapestry of vagrant miniatures, each pulling in its own direction, navigating the concrète jungle on their own terms: flashes of serendipity (the “A” triptych), nouveau-“Folk Music,” and post-industrial drum loops all form the murky patchwork.”
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“Complex, leisurely manic, delightful, dulled, true to life. You know, a little nice, a little terrible, a little headsmash-y.”
‘Lunar Influence’ is one year old!
Pun Collins sends a v special 2019 edit of I Decay (idk) out into the æther.
thx for the support for this amazing album over the last year. Lunar Influence is still available on Vinyl at our bandcamp shop.
Tristan Bath included Compact Break in his top tapes of January.
“After a quiet slew of tape and digital releases via their own murky Jannet Power INC imprint, strange London-based producer j.b. glazer. emerges with their first fully realised album, Compact Break. Similar to fellow Londoner Klein, j.b. glazer inhabits fertile new ground between the outer reaches of ambient composition and experimental pop. Compact Break segues between sections like a muddy mixtape; it’s a post-digital suite of patchworked ideas. The instrumental miniatures – such as luscious highlights ‘Moon Face’ and ‘A iii’, both full of software keyboard notes bobbing up against each other like drunks in a wave pool – come from a very familiar urban midnight world. It’s the place where vaporwave jams ooze from car radios, street lamps flicker above shady characters, and couples stumble home through the dark arm-in-arm. Elsewhere, proceedings get all the more abstract and alien. Such as on ‘Meritocracy’, where radio snippets quietly overlap in the hintergrund as ultra-minimal beats slot into a rhythm somewhere between the gentle buzzing of power cables and a Moritz Von Oswald track. The menacing ‘Gardener’ weaves in leering processed vocals, formulating a vision of trip-hop as imagined by Wolf Eyes. To call it a grab bag of styles wouldn’t do this tape justice though. The mood coalesces far too cohesively.”
j.b. glazer launches ‘compact break’ on home turf down in that there London on 2nd feb! Line Up is looking really spesh. Show some love if youre about Details below
Held at ‘Grow’ in Tottenham It will run from 4pm->10pm and will feature performances from:
(who performs on 2 of the album’s 15 tracks)
Ben Vince & Jacob Samuel
(who have made great records on their own and a mind blowing one together, also forthcoming)
A collaborative performance between Carl and Josh
+ j.b. glazer
(doing bits from the album and making new noise)
We are so so excited to announce we’ll be releasing j.b. glazer‘s first physical solo release on the label early next year and its a banger 💥
Them There Records presents the latest offering from the London-based artist j. b. glazer. ‘Compact Break’ takes the grungy bedroom R&B experiments of glazer’s previous self-released titles to a new level of focus, creating a highly personal approach to outsider pop that settles somewhere way out there on its own. Glazer’s production talents have been stirring in the South London left-field beat scenes for a lil while. Following a recent single for Coby & Mica’s Curl Recordings meanwhile harbouring formative jams with friends like Klein and Ben Vince on his hard drive from many moons ago. Fair to say we’ve waited long enough for a fully realised album from j. b. glazer.
Listen to the first 3 here –https://themthere.bandcamp.com/album/compact-break
Chris drops an absolute wormhole of a mix detailing the influences behind ‘The Slope of our Directions’
Cosmic Neighbourhood – Snowflake
Delia Derbyshire – Pot Au Feu
Broadcast and the Focus Group – You Must Wake
Core of the Coalman – Bugs Below Underground
Hans Grusels Krankenkabinet – Another Miserable Day (Day 2)
Sugai Ken – Sasadaruma (feat. Sasada Tatsuro)
Giulia De Muittis – Hamadan
Monopoly Child Star Searchers – Bouganvillea’s Shallow Lobe (Premiere Desire)
Semya – Healing Potions
Shit Creek – Old Organic Fax Machine
Leigh Toro – Layers of Ash
Philip Jeck – Above
Ogoya Nengo and the Dodo Women’s Group – Arum