To mark the release of his new instrumental electronic album 9K HI Vol. 1 today on Faction Records, Jape (this week’s podcast guest also) has released a video he made himself for the song ‘Secret Area’.
Echoing the wonky toned electronics of the track, which like the rest of the record was made using an old low-bitrate Casio FZ1 sampler.
“I made this video using Lidar scanning in a broken way to scan myself and my kids, then processed it all through some video synthesisers and a circuit bent video mixer”
9K HI, VOL. 1 is a collection of music Egan wrote while writing a more traditional album.
“I picked up an old Casio FZ1 sampler a while ago and it completely restored my creative flow, it had a sound I felt like I was searching for my whole life.
I made a bunch of songs with it and then had an idea for a record that would sound like a tape you found on the floor of a rave years ago, only to discover it in a drawer years later.
I’m lucky that I got to experience first, a punk musical education and then later a dance education. 9K HI Vol. 1 is my love letter to those days. There’s a lot of love in those frequencies.”
Is dance music for walking around graveyards.
Is a tape you found on the floor of a rave.
Is the new album from Jape, an instrumental electronic record.
It is joyful and nostalgic,
a tribute to old technology and nights gone by.
The music presented itself one day when a Casio FZ1 sampler opened a door to an
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.