https://driftrecords.com/products/nathan-fake-feat-prurient-degreelessness-now-we-know9512127812Nathan Fake feat. Prurient - DEGREELESSNESS / Now We Know //cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/ZEN12442_large.jpg?v=1504831424//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/ZEN12442_medium.jpg?v=15048314249.99GBPOutOfStockNathan FakeNathan FakeNew ReleasesSALE2016Debut 12" on Ninja Tune from Nathan Fake - the British electronic ace who has previously released on James Holden's Border Community label, Traum and most recently his own Cambria Instruments imprint. 'DEGREELESSNESS', the first music to be released from his forthcoming new album, is a collaboration with NYC resident Prurient aka Vatican Shadow (founder of the excellent Hospital Productions label) that truly lives up to the weight of expectation that a clash between these two heavyweights intimates - a compelling dancefloor oddity founded on clanking dub-delayed drums and a heaving arpeggiated synth line.
Nathan met Prurient in Brooklyn where the seed for a collaboration was sown. "Although our music probably seems pretty different from each others on the surface, I felt there was a strong link from a rhythmic and melodic standpoint, and I admired his vocal performances in his Prurient material which were both charismatic and masculine but not tiresomely so," says Nathan.
"'DEGREELESSNESS' started off as a 16 bar loop jam which I'd adapted from an existing melodic composition, building rhythms around it with his voice in mind. Dominick [Prurient] delivered a spoken word vocal piece inspired by the track, the lyrical content of which is heavily obscured in the final piece, purposefully so, the whole piece becoming lost in its own echoes, with the human voice emanating from the gaps in between."
On the flip is 'Now We Know': "An attempt at a more traditional house track, built around a sample, Casio keyboard drums and FM synth, crushed onto cassette tape. It was written and recorded in a single afternoon in London, circa 2010."Ninja Tune2017Electronic Musicadd-to-cart2016-11-11