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Abstract Butta Fingas - Alphamorphium (FILTER064)
Release date: June 25th, 2012
Genres: Electronica, Leftfield, Glitch-Hop, Dubstep
For fans of: Flying Lotus, DJ Shadow, Prefuse 73
ABOUT THE RELEASE
As is usually the case with ABF's releases, Alphamorphium has a theoretical backdrop which serves as a loose guideline for his sonic explorations. This time the inspiration comes from the 'imagined' biography of 'Morpheus'. As one could expect, Alphamorphium is an exploration into ever changing sound, an experiment in sonic metamorphosis, occasionally touching dubstep, glitch-hop and bass, but never too long so it could be filed under. Abstract Butta Fingas never stopped following his own brave vision and thirst for experimentation, though this time he came up with some breathtaking musical results.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
As though composing a varied and slow motion metropolis, its details emerging gradually from a haze of sodium vapor, its pastiche assembled anecdotally like a series of overlapping recollections, ABF’s tunes represent a distinct aural vision that is brooding and mischievous, both constructed and entropic. ABF’s work not only emphatically establishes a mood, but also carves out a sense of cognitive space, which further inspires a visual mind wandering, engaging the imagination in a three-dimensional experience.
As a student of architecture and with a particular interest in the relationship between spatial conception and sound ABF, née Mbela Endeley, approaches the crafting of his tunes with a focus on the space his sounds create. It was after studying architecture that Endeley first picked up an MPC, a device which could be described as a sonic construction tool, and began building tunes that combined the influence of his studies with a host of musical affinities that range from traditional African to contemporary grime and dubstep (along with the usual suspects you might find along this spectrum—hip hop, trip hop, dancehall, dub, blues, funk, jazz, electronica).
Also an experienced selector with regular stints at LA spots like The Royal, Little Temple, The Mountain Bar, Grand Starr Jazz Club, and Turntable Lab, ABF has also opened for Quantic, Carlos Mena and Fransisco Aguabella.
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