Equiknoxx Music - Colón Man download album
Colón Man is the exceptional debut album proper by visionary Jamaican dancehall artists Gavin Blair (Gavsborg) and Jordan Chung (Time Cow) plus their extended crew, aka Equiknoxx - once again for Demdike Stare’s DDS label. Where their widely acclaimed Bird Sound Power primer compilation, issued on DDS in 2016, brought the rest of the world up to speed with the music produced between late ‘00s and 2015, their first album now brings a 2020 sound into sharp, technoid focus thru a baker’s dozen steely, heat-seeking riddims galvanised with clinical electronics and a Midas Touch approach
Equiknoxx - Colón Man In an RA Exchange last year, DJ Rupture spoke about the genius of Jamaican dancehall. It's populist music," he said. But it's populist music that loves novelty, which drives all sorts of wacky studio experimentation and vocal iness, brilliance, and it's all bound up together. Where that record was basically a best-of collection of instrumentals spanning the late 2000s to 2015, Colón Man is their first "proper album" of tracks specifically written for the format. You can tell, too, by the way these tracks cohere to a darker, more psychedelic style than anything we've heard before, creating an otherworldly mood that doesn't let up.
Album · 2017 · 13 Songs. See All. Bird Sound Power.
Colón Man is an album of many coequals, like a polyhedron. It has a sense of precision that relies on complimentary opposites. For starters, the name takes historical inspiration, drawing from Jamaican workers who were instrumental in building the Panama Canal in the late nineteenth, early twentieth centuries, and returned home rich with knowledge and coin; as well, the album feels forward-thinking and independent of time. The crew, Jamaican producers Equiknoxx, take cues from the spirit of dancehall, but through a lens of sobriety (allegedly, Gavin Blair and Jordan Chung neither drink nor smoke) and lack of blatant sexual fête (their music on the LP is wordless). The beats are fluid and head-nodding juke, yet are complimented by concrete noises and experimental sensibilities. If any of these many balances fell askew, Colón Man probably wouldn’t work; but, they don’t, and it does.
But Colón Man is also a clear step forward. The sound design is more vivid than ever: laser-zap kick drums, underwater gongs, crinkled Mylar, and wooden thwacks so tactile you can practically feel the wood grain beneath your fingertips. Only Equiknoxx would take melodica player Addis Pablo-son of Augustus Pablo, arguably the instrument’s most famous player-and turn his contributions into an array of squiggles that are all but unrecognizable as a product of the breath-driven keyboard instrument. In Enter a Raffle Win a Falafel, a momentary explosion of dub delay serves mainly to highlight how little they depend upon echo, normally a staple of reggae.
|1||Kareece Put Some Thread In A Zip Lock||3:56|
|2||Heathen Emissaries From The Dens of Babylon||3:19|
|5||Your Ears Are Not Very Small||3:39|
|7||Ceremonial Eating Dog||5:05|
|8||Sent For Ducklings Got Ducks||3:38|
|9||Enter A Raffle Win A Falafel||3:41|
|10||A World Of Welsh||4:05|
|11||Definitely Not Something Offensive||3:25|
|12||Waterfalls In Ocho Rios||3:03|
|13||We Miss You Little Joe||2:55|
|DDS027-COL||Equiknoxx Music||Colón Man (2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu)||DDS||DDS027-COL||UK||2017|
|DDS027||Equiknoxx Music||Colón Man (2xLP, Album)||DDS||DDS027||UK||2017|