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B£AMS - Patches
Vinyl LP



Kit Records

Released: 14th February 2014 | 17 track ambient dub album

We're proud to reissue KR03, the debut LP of skewed electronica from Canterbury producer B£AMS. Brimming with warm washes of drone, Patches morphs through stoned hip-hop to gospel and highlife. Densely layered percussion, drunk synth, lost voices and temporal distortion flit in and out of earshot, inducing a joyful lostness. Riding this sea of colourful wooz, B£AMS channels Madlib, Delroy Edwards and Matthew Dear with stumbling ADHD enthusiasm.

Occupying a colder, unheimlich universe, the flip side sees B£AMS dredging sea caves for dense undulations of jazz-infused drone, while marshalling armies of static from somewhere above the clouds. Hypnotic mantras, eroded landscapes and encoded loops are run through analogue tape equipment, à la Matthew David or Leyland Kirby, as he collates the muttered instructions for some gestalt machine.

"tape looping action that's soothing my stressed and weary mind quite beautifully"
Norman Records, shop
"these songs exist in the space between sleep and wake - where time bends and bubbles, divine murmurs fizz into the distance and technicoloured layers of synth and stutter beats collapse under their own weight"
The 405, blog
"velvety keys and molasses drone ooze, ideas collapse and whispered vocals bubble and retreat Doppler-like"
No Fear of Pop, blog