11: Benzokai!, Jeff T Byrd

23.11.2017  ///

Hard and boomy, that’s the sound of Benzokai, hip-hop experimentalist and ambient artist from Tallinn. Unsettling and gloomy are the lyrics of Benzokai – they’ll have hard time fulfilling the hopes of the intellectual party-goers. Here’s why: “Proper bass makes girls go wild Proper girls make boys go hard World needs fixin’ – this I know – Buyin’ stuff is what I do!” Benzokai’s way is that of drum, bass, and unfriendly rapping.

https://soundcloud.com/rinla

http://benzokai.com/

https://benzokai.bandcamp.com/

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Jeff T Byrd is a musician from New Orleans currently living in Vienna. His debut solo release „Lamb Alley“ was compiled from sounds collected in and around his apartment, mainly a creaky old piano, but also: footsteps echoing in the stairwell, the cries of a baby infiltrating the room through an open window and the hum of a washing machine emanating from the kitchen. In the improvised live performance, he mangles and rearranges the source recordings using a pair of cassette recorders and plays Kinderklavier.

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https://soundcloud.com/jefftbyrd

http://byrdsounds.com/

https://tombedvisionsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/lamb-alley

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