Molly In Berlin (fka HipGnosis)
Amazing production all around, with beautiful vocal work to boot. Sounds a bit like if Thom Yorke didn't have a mouth full of mashed potatoes. This is a new fave.
Favorite track: It's Everywhere.
look at the sun with your eyes closed
then watch it glow just like a ghost
and does it scare you what you don't know
and are you like the people you know
even though it's everywhere you go
how do you sleep all by yourself
does your heart beat up/on the shelf
and are you worried, do you pray for peace
or is the money all you need
even though it's everywhere you go
even though it's everywhere
Copenhagen based producer Jens B. Christiansen aka Rumpistol and John LaMonica - American vocalist living in Berlin - met in London in 2012 after both having performed at Project Mooncircle's Boiler Room showcase.
"It's Everywhere" is their first collaboration and brings forth a uniqe blend of John LaMonica's strong songwriting and vocal performance and Rumpistol's crisp production.
On this EP the original track is joined by 4 remixes from Brooklyn's own KRTS, Denmarks rising star UNKWON, ex-Various Production member EAN (UK), and German producer Sieren (Project:Mooncircle).
August 21th, 2013, DUMMYMAG by Unkwon playing Unkwons remix, August 18th, 2013 Radio RoxyFM (PL) by Novika playing original, August 16th 2013, BOILER ROOM by Unkwon playing Unkwons remix, July 27th, 2013 Polskie Radio Czworka/4 by Luk Napora (PL) playing the Sieren remix, July 25th, 2013 DANMARKS RADIO P6 BEAT (DK) playing original, June, 2013 CHROME KIDS by Kaptin is Dead (UK) playing original, June 12th, 2013 PART TIME HEROES (UK) playing original, May 26th, 2013 FINEST EGO (DE) playing original, May 27th, 2013 BASIC SOUL SHOW (UK) playing original, June 3rd, 2013 BASIC SOUL SHOW by Simon Harrison (UK) playing original, May 13th, 2013 AUDIO TEXTURE by James Barrie (ES/UK) playing original, June 14th, 2013 FLO MOTION RADIO by Nick Luscombe (UK) playing original, June 12th, 2013 FINEST EGO playing EAN Remix, June 4th, 2013 UNUSUALLY FINE (US) using original in documentary on manga legend Gengoroh Tagame.
BLOG & DJ QUOTES:
"Viber!" - Om Unit (UK).
"Such a great and deep release, as usual by Rumpistol. One of Denmarks most original and interesting electronic producers. Seriously great remixes accompany the soulful vibes of the original version, and especially the EAN remix stands out with hectic 808-style hihats, claps, and some serious intro chords that reminds me of Quest's Smooth Skin - and that's is indeed a very, very good thing. Stor respekt, stor udgivelse." - 2000F (OHOI! / Strøm / DK).
"I've always been a huge fan of Rumpistol and this EP is just another fantastic addition to his already spotless catalogue. Perfect combo of John's voice and Rumpistol's electronics. 4 really dope remixes, my favourite being UNKWONs which takes us into acid-trippy hip hop territories!" - ELOQ (DK).
"This is one of the best electronic releases this year! I have always loved playing Rumpistol and "It's Everywhere" is exactly what iv'e been looking for, when playing electronica. Not house - not electronic - but just something good in between genres. And with great vocals too."
- T.O.M. - Lulu Rouge (DK).
"A great tune from Rumpistol and John LaMonica" - James Barrie / Audio Texture (ES/UK).
"...nothing short of amazing. And if you don't have good bass headphones or your sub tuned on then you won't get the full impact."
- The Waxhole (UK).
Rump Recordings was founded by Jens Berents Christiansen in Copenhagen in 2003 with an aim to release uncompromising
electronic and electro-acoustic music.
The label does not attempt to focus solely on one genre but prefers to zoom in on the un-categorizable fields that emerge when artists start to experiment and push the existing boundaries of music....more
supported by 5 fans who also own “It's Everywhere EP”
This album livens my mix of tracks without getting too busy, it's a nice compliment.
I'll also throw a shout out for the track Falling In, from Dreaming Into Being, by Bluetech. One of my all time favorite tracks.
It's not in my bandcamp collection, I got on iTunes yrs ago before dumping that. So good though I had to mention. image3