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UK Tape addicts Seagrave act as guiding light through the DIY undergrowth once again, debuting the multifarious sounds of US producer Jjakub.
Operating under the smartly-framed 'concrete music for a concrete world’ MO, Tennessee-born Jjakub has been raising the hellish spirit of post-rave the other side of the Atlantic for several years. In addition to operating the Kudzu Productions label, Jjakub’s own work has smeared across the DIY tape network and makes its way to the Seagrave platform on a 13-track album that embraces the open-minded format of tape and digitalis.
Echoes of early Jimmy Edgar experiments on Warp, the fractured US slant on IDM via Chocolate Industries and second generation Night Slugs whizz by as Jjakub variously throws down mangled Bmore riddims on White Phosphorous, odd footwork experiments in the shape of Cover or limber house reductions a la Kyle MF Hall on The Cutter.