• Special Deal
• 2xGatefold LP from Les Graciés
• Silkscreened artwork by Al White & House Of Traps
Les Graciés is a collaboration in the truest sense between Paris-based sound artist Gaël Segalen and Deepblak co-founder Afrikan Sciences. Segalen’s experiments in electroacoustic sound met the wider world this year via a debut LP for Erratum. an arresting work that showcases her ability to merge hypnotic murk ala Angus MacLise with the hard concréte of Parmegiani & Reibel. Segalen’s IHearU imprint / organisation is a platform for her various doings. including psychogeographical audio works and multi-media collaborations. as well as servicing as a reference point for other contemporary female artists working across various mediums. Eric Douglas Porter aka African Sciences has been deconstructing and re-building forms of contemporary Black music since the mid-2000’s. through releases on Deepblak (the label he co-runs with Aybee) and PAN. His musical universe is one of warping cadences and celestial melody. referencing the bold work of percussionists like Milford Graves & Art Jenkins. the dissonant chords of Motor City Techno and stripped back essence of early Chicago House matched with broken Hard Bop sentiments: all tied together with an aesthetic that sits somewhere between Sun Ra’s omniverse. Jean Giraud Mœbius and Dogon cosmology. Together as Le Graciés. Segalen and Porter make a wholly unclassifiable strain of music that. while containing recognisable elements of each individual s work. also creates a third entity in the process. which can be heard to stunning effect on their forthcoming debut LP ‘Low Doses’ for Firecracker Recordings.