First Listen: Up High Collective – ‘Extract Pool’ (Tangram Records)

Audio-visual live bass crew Up High Collective sit somewhere between the worlds of future soul and electronica.

Responsible for curating the output of Belgian imprint Tangram Records, the group made of musicians and visual artists Oddlaner, Ducap and Sir-5 have previously released on Brownswood and On Point Records, as well as a series of EPs on their own label that date back to 2012.

Shortly arriving with their debut album Solitude, the record is said to be made up of “razor-sharp pieces of future soul, whirlpool synthlines and hydraulic sub pressure”.

Supported by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Lefto, Kutmah, Anthony Valadez, Alexander Nut, San Soda and The Gaslamp Killer, today we are happy to premiere album cut ‘Extract Pool’.

Certainly in line with the statement above, strained synths push high above sunken subs and rattling percussion, to make for an emotive piece of electronica that equally echoes the soundsystem damage caused by low-end specialists like Mala and Kahn.

Solitude is out in February on Tangram Records. Pre-order it here.

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