[BLM057] TEXTURE - NEUROLEPTICA
Black Lantern’s 57th release is a deluxe, remastered and repackaged collection of tracks by TEXTURE, collecting the 3 EPs released on Black Lantern Music between 2009 and 2011, featuring collaborations with Morphamish, Harlequinade, dustmotes, Monkeytribe and many more, plus exclusive remixes from Mild Maynyrd, Asthmatic Astronaut, I†† and THEFT // OBJECTIVE aka p.WRECKS.
Available as a CDR with deluxe fold-out artwork by D. Miranda Pole, or as a digital download in the format of your choice (CDR also includes immediate download), NEUROLEPTICA represents the culmination of four years’ worth of collaborations betwen TEXTURE and a selection of the most exciting leftfield electronica and hip-hop producers from Scotland and around the world.
"My vision of hip-hop is non-traditional, and pretty fucking bleak," explains Texture. "I’m not talking about the bleakness of schemes and unemployment, of guns and gangs, because that would be disengenuous. That wasn’t my life. My lyrics are about the imagined dystopias of cyberpunk. The philosophical alienation caused by modern life and society; by failed relationships and doomed, psychologically fucked perspectives. I use my music to purge, and hopefully to reveal a few chinks of light coming through the boarded-up windows of abandoned buildings in the grim meathook future. Goth-swag anthems."
CDR & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE HERE
OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘ASSASINS CREED’ COMING SOON…
UPCOMING LAUNCH GIGS:
30th June @ Bloc, Glasgow
with Asthmatic Astronaut, Tickle & Monkeytribe DJs.
20th July @ The Art School, Glasgow
with Hordes Of Unstoppable Skeletons, Giro Babies, and Roscoe Variant & The Gantin’ Schriechs
PRESS FOR TEXTURE:
“This. Shxt. Slapz. Brooding poetic flow over nocturnal productions.”
- Blam Blam Fever
“A dark urban feel combining aspects of hip-hop, dubstep and post-modern electronica… Foreboding but hypnotically attractive… A good bet for the nihilists in the crowd.”
- Free Albums Galore
“The atmosphere generated is immense and mind consuming… The entry of fluid, rapid-fire vocals works brilliantly as a mere sonic compliment to everything else, but the lyrics are phenomenal: dropping glittering turns of phrase, confrontational wordplay and above all a complex, ideas led viewpoint.”
- Brainleak Station
“Listen to it on the train as the graffiti-ed factories with broken windows fly by… The woman to your left is e-mailing her partner how she thinks they should “take a break”… Someone else is jotting down hand-written scribbles ahead of you into a leather-bound notebook… The lyrics are bouncing around in your head, unable to get out, they’ll become a part of you, and you will make your own stories.”
-Dan Black, The Sonny Wilkins Chronicle
“Proof of the city’s ever emergent hip-hop undercurrent. Synaesthesia makes for a promising release… indicative of greater things to come.”
- Martin Skivington, The Skinny
“Melodic yet densely packed delivery which demands more than a single listen…”
- Enough Records Blog
“Echo Boomers is a beaut – fantastic verses well delivered alongside sweet production from Morphamish.”
- Mark Scanlan, aka Kobra Audio Labs
“An immersive listening experience, heavy beats deftly drawing you in… Luscious, hypnotic… Tortuously deep flows.”
- Dylan Orchard, for The Creative Uncommons
“A shimmering slick of cyberpunk hip-hop.”
- Thanks Tom Hanks