“We monitor many frequencies. We listen always. Came a voice, out of the babel of tongues, speaking to us. It played us a mighty dub.”
The international duo of Fujako returns to Angstrom Records with Soul Buzz, a short but intense six-track salvo of earth shaking, gritty electronic music featuring DC's Black Saturn.
Uniting over a love of echo, bass and space, Jonathan Uliel Saldanha, from Portugal, and Nicolas Esterle, from Belgium via France, came together to form Fujako with a desire to make music of "unlooped hip hop and telluric dub from the geological strata." Exiling themselves to a remote mountainous area of central Portugal, Fujako re-emerged in 2009 with a debut album that crystallised their intent with a righteous sound and
fury. Soul Buzz, recorded between Porto and Brussels, continues their lifelong dedication to sonic alchemy with thundering bass, cavernous spaces and beat up rhythms combining to speak a mighty dub into the listener's bones.
released August 26, 2014
Written recorded and mixed between Winter 2012 & Spring 2014 by HHY & RIPIT
Vocals by Black Saturn, additionnal vocals on Preacher by Citizen Ledge
Additionnal drums by Nah
Mastered by Frederic Alstadt, Ångstrom Mastering, Brussels
Cut by Hervé de Keroullas, DK Mastering, Paris
Sleeve Silver silk printed on black paper by Marijke Loozen / Smeraldina-Rima
Photography taken from Soul Buzz video
Layout by Anne Fontenelle
“Soundboy gotta boo boo ?” —Raz Mesinai
This could make anyone feel like they're hacking into the mainframe. Grimy basslines mixed with punchy percussion and digital stuttering create the perfect cyberpunk fantasy album. It's a shame that the album is filled with 4 reiterations of the same concept. A good album that is worth the purchase nonetheless, or at least a listen. Deryn L.