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Prolific LA saxophonist and producer Sam Gendel teams up with Lithuanian artist Ugnė Uma on this one, improvising and resampling archival recordings to smudge vintage pop and DIY sketches into heady, experimental abstractions.
Translated into English as 'Some Particular Objects in Space', 'Tam tikri objektai erdvėje' is an eccentric hybrid project that emerged from Uma's love of experimental poetry and the Lithuanian underground's liberatory folk and jazz scene. Alongside Gendel, whose influence on LA wyrd jazz is well established at this point, Uma transforms her eccentricities into undulating experiments.
'T_M', for example, loops a mangled voice around frozen synth drones and a slowed-down foley rhythm that sounds like a hungry ghost rattling in the basement. It's not all terrifying either, 'N_M' is skittery, lo-fi jazz, and 'U_M' chops Uma's voice into fractal shapes around hiccuping rhythms and cheap synth plucks.