Max Graef & Glenn Astro - The Yard Work Simulator

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  • Max Graef & Glenn Astro - The Yard Work Simulator

Max Graef & Glenn Astro - The Yard Work Simulator

£7.99 £10.99

InfoCD & LP27th May 2016

Very highly recommended this, like a road trip through record collections.

Collaborative album from Berlin-based duo Max Graef & Glenn Astro, who released their respective debut albums independently for the excellent Danish label Tartelet before co-founding their own label Money $ex Records in 2015.

Max and Glenn are music lovers first and foremost – playing it, making it, digging for it, talking about it – music is their lifeblood. Less concerned with the world of online hype, you could describe their vibe as “old school”. Put them behind the turntables and they’ll smash out a proper 100% vinyl back-to-back set skipping between jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul and disco – the heart and the backbone of their sound – and have the whole room freaking out to Polish jazz-funk oddities.

They have also previously partnered with Box Aus Holz, Brandt Brauer Frick (‘The Gym’), Space Hardware and WotNot Music.

For ‘The Yard Work Simulator’, “We wanted to make a dance record without the obvious components,” explains Max. The result is a 10-track trip through the pair’s deliciously warped psyche, channelled through a ton of hardware.

A direct extension of the album’s irreverent sonic palette, the artwork is by friend and illustrator Rahel Süßkind.

CD digipak and black vinyl 2LP housed in a 5mm spined sleeve printed on uncoated board with spot gloss varnish.

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