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Guide RA (LP)

by Thelonious Coltrane

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    Pre-order of Guide RA (LP). You get 11 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    releases July 1, 2017

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    350 Yellow Vinyl´s worldwide

    Includes digital pre-order of Guide RA (LP). You get 11 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases July 1, 2017
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      €14 EUR or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    150 Black vinyl´s worldwide

    Includes digital pre-order of Guide RA (LP). You get 11 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases July 1, 2017
    item ships out within 7 days
    edition of 150 

      €14 EUR or more 

     

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Mastert by Figub Brazlevič

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releases July 1, 2017

When I first heard the late J Dilla's magnum opus »Donuts« I had an epiphany. Feeling like a mixture of calming emotions yet irresistibly vivid, it was a true masterpiece with infinite replay value. Certainly that record did not mark the invention of instrumental hip-hop, nor was it the first beat tape I discovered. But that particular album sparked a turning point in the history of music. Stepping outside of every MC's shadow, producers were finally being acknowledged as individuals. Suddenly it appeared that behind all these bleeps, kicks, buttons and samples, a versed mind was in charge. Crafting beats was finally considered what it always was: a form of art.

Ten years later, dust has settled into the grooves of records that we now find in crates and boxes labeled as »beat art«. Every so often we dig up surprisingly good records and feel quite fortunate. Distinct details push you to look further into an unknown record – let it be the look, the condition or even the smell. After the needle touches the surface and a few head nods, you feel personally involved. »Guide RA« is no different as Frankfurt City beatsmith Thelonious Coltrane's second full length LP invokes that same feeling, a warm embrace of everything a young spirit could take away from a stack of jazz records.

Just don't get too cozy reminiscing the cats from back in the day. The subtle blends of 70s jazz and 90s soul hit hard. Reliving some of the finest moments from the golden age of hip-hop in today's perspective, the record feels familiar from front to back. Produced with Maschine and SP-404. Mastered by the one and only Figub Brazlevič. This is a new generation of producers. Theo is one of them.

Tim Tschentscher

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