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Hinge
Artist
E B U
ReleaseProduct
Hinge
Label
No Corner
Catalogue Number
NC12009
Release Date
April 2019
  • Vinyl, 1×LP

    $23.49
    • Edition of 200
    • Includes download code
    • Mastered & cut by Lewis at Stardelta
    • Sleeve design by Harry Wright & E B U

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We haven’t heard anything quite like this since Ryuichi Sakamoto’s 80s jagged dance pieces, tied with the resourceful sci-fi wizardry of electronic pioneers Delia Derbyshire. And yet, the ghostly enigma of E B U stands in a world all her own, threatening to overtake ours via listening ears. Hinge is her debut album, but it sounds like the work of a seasoned pro, like an artist spirited away from pop by experimental impulses, a cybernetic Scott Walker, dancing circles around melody, ready to parry its hits. You imagine an amalgamated figure composed of electronic music, synthpop, modern classical, ambient — almost any genre you might associate with fearless auteurship. Make no mistake, E B U is all that and more. E B U’s hotly-anticipated debut LP arrives courtesy of No Corner. With Hinge the Bristolian artist claims to have made a record of ‘swamp pop’, and that just might be the most accurate description for this highly unusual set of avant-songs. Many of the sounds here are shared with Glasser’s 2010 LP Ring (marimbas, processed vocals, clomping synths) but in E B U’s hands they are melded into a bold amalgam of avant-garde electronics, droning ambient and ultra-leftfield r ‘n’ b. File next to the recent records released by the Slip imprint - particularly Joe Snape’s Joyrobix - as well as Björk and Radiohead’s mid-period experiments.

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Digital Track List

  1. 1 Sloth E B U 0:57 Buy
  2. 2 Falling E B U 3:29 Buy
  3. 3 Creatures E B U 5:24 Buy
  4. 4 Arcade E B U 0:31 Buy
  5. 5 Light Show E B U 5:35 Buy
  6. 6 By & By E B U 3:59 Buy
  7. 7 Plague E B U 1:31 Buy
  8. 8 Homeland E B U 4:53 Buy
  9. 9 Monolith E B U 4:23 Buy
  10. 10 Holy Guardian E B U 7:26 Buy

E B U

No Corner

Experimental Pop and New Wave

Electronic and Electronica

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