Restless late nights and Hollywood actor Robert De Niro provided the inspiration for the second release on Kraviz's label.
Due out May 18th, the record follows the inaugural трип release, The Deviant Octopus, which came out in December 2014. A few of the artists who appeared on that record also feature on De Niro Is Concerned, including Bjarki, Parrish Smith and Steve Stoll. Kraviz has also called on Deniro, Barcode Population and Nikita Zabelin, while also chipping in with her own tune, "No Criminals," produced in collaboration with Exos. Most of the tracks on the LP are live recordings.
"The idea of this compiled album/concept compilation was born during a late night conversation," Kraviz says. "I was talking to Reynier (AKA Deniro) about when the body is set for a good night sleep but the head rebels against that boring plan and all these strange scenarios start popping up in a quick cycle of images, phrases and sounds. This time it was about one of those moments when you suddenly realise that you can't continue as you did before and there is no way back. I was in a 4 AM Facebook chat with Reynier and we both thought Robert De Niro might have had a moment like that..." Kraviz took the idea to Portuguese artist Tombo, who then designed the sleeve for De Niro Is Concerned. "It was a bit tough to jump from an octopus to a famous actor, but he managed pretty well."
The double-pack contains one tune, "Barcode Population," that was originally released on Subvert Records in the mid-'90s. Kraviz calls it "probably the most special, mysterious track on the album" and it'll only be available on the vinyl version of De Niro Is Concerned.
Listen to "Dumans" by Deniro below.
A1 Bjarki - Revolution
A2 Deniro - Dumans
B1 Barcode Population - Barcode Population
B2 Kraviz & Exos - No Criminals
C1 Parrish Smith - L'Importance De Doute
C2 Steve Stoll - D.U.M.B.O.
D1 Nikita Zabelin - Rush
D2 Deniro - Organezized
трип will release De Niro Is Concerned on May 18th, 2015.