TINY MIX TAPES on MINE

“Domestic scenes, isolated farces, all told/sung against an ever-shifting backdrop of spartan beats, sludgy guitar work, and heat-treated samples. Cassette plastic melts into air. First things first, though, as “MINE” offers an audiovisual window into LONGING’s cosy interior. It’s a languid jam that, appropriately enough, roughly approximates a sea breeze on a sweltering day, with an airiness that is necessarily accompanied by a pervasive weight. Aftersun on that hard-to-reach burn. Real yin-yang shit”

Full Piece Here

 

The Quietus on Compact Break

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.”

Compact Break Launch at Grow Tottenham

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:

Bianca Scout
(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)