Italian label, OOH-sounds (Over Our Heads) welcome french sound designers, Glass with a kinetic EP.
Straight out of Florence, Italy, OOH are a label that stand high upon their own mountain top. Across their growing catalogue, spanning twenty releases and counting, they bring a highly curated, avant-garde vibe with sound design lying at its core. They have played host to artists such as Peder Mannerfelt, Dale Cornish and Sim Hutchins among others. Continuing such a thread, they now prepare their twenty-first release from french duo, Glass, entitled ‘crY’ EP.
Recently debuting with independent French label, Sante Records, Glass present a body of work that is full of meaning on ‘crY’ EP. Not simply a collection of productions but an expansive investigation into sound in the broadest sense. In their own words, ‘crY’ EP is ‘a response to an explicit impulse to investigate modern commodification beyond its soothing, enjoyable and relaxing facade.’ This can certainly be seen in Glass’ sound design, juxtaposing elements of weirdo techno, jungle and experimental with nuances from gaming and other electronically related, highly commodified worlds.
On track ‘Appointment Scheduling System’, Glass have parsed a modernist take on jungle. The immediacy of unrelenting drum patterns pairs with raw samples from everyday life. Tension is built in the syncopation of elements from laser stabs to door knocks, making for a track that forms a pummeling fistful of energy. You can check it out in full below.
To accompany the EP, designer Marick Roy has created a conceptual extension to the music in the form of a ‘foulard’ scarf. Both the artwork and the scarf add to the artistic curation surrounding OOH as a label.
Glass ‘crY’ EP is out 18th September with OOH-sounds.
Grab it here.
Artwork: Marick Roy