[NooLtd15] Ikpathua – Tape Paranoia
Our latest cassette release comes by London based Ikpathua (one half of Dorylus, who have released with Bokhari amongst others). Eight dark’n’moody EBM-/industrial-like tracks between poltergeist-paranoia, straying in haunted houses and dreaming of ghosts’n’goblins.
»Over the course of the 8 tracks, Ikpathua completely immerses you in his hazily imagined aural landscape. There are lovely, sparse atmospheres and warm textures but there are also some nice dancefloor moments too. I especially like ›Swamp‹ which kicks off the B-Side. Slow and brooding, we’ve got a solid rhythm with half-heard dubby delays ricocheting off around your head.« Joe Europe, The Ransom Note
»This dubby romp shines like a full moon among the endless harrowing abyss that can be the night sky. ›Dark’n’moody‹ are what Noorden ultimately uses to describe this album filled with intrigue. It’s like Trust/TR/ST, Basic Channel, HEALTH and Yagya combined forces. […] Friday’s a great night to go clubbing, so why not use this to get in the zone?« Cameron Hilliard, Sly Vinyl
Video for »Shamiga« directed by Moskalus.
Video for »Tape Paranoia« directed by Peter Kunz.
»Presented in a shadowy, ultra-minimalist black-and-white scenario, the video shows a male dancer moving in and out of rhythm along with Tape Paranoia’s delicately balanced ambiance and subtle percussive work. Contorting himself in a blurred-out setting, his movements are intensified by a close-up equally mapped onto his modulations yet drifting out-of-focus in tempo with gloomy, spectral movements. No doubt, Kunz’s elegantly-crafted visuals fit Ikpathua’s graceful soundscapes like a glove.« Baptiste Girou, Inverted Audio