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PRIX

by Jake Blood

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tobias_rieper Put Way Down on repeat and profit. Never a dull moment psychedelic, intricately layered dub. The tenor sax in the 2nd song is seamless. The blurb is worth reading. Favorite track: Way Down.
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the_psych_wizard 🍄🍄🍄 5*****...Great soundscapes...trudging beats, heavy and dense atmospheres...cerebral and psychedelic...glad I bought the album...THANKS !!! Favorite track: Apartment.
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1.
Chapel 04:25
2.
In The City 07:51
3.
Apartment 04:01
4.
Syrup 08:01
5.
Way Down 05:47
6.
16 Levels 03:22

about

Heavy Machinery Records is proud to present 'PRIX', the debut LP from Melbourne electronic producer Jake Blood.

Jake Blood began DJing in Melbourne’s seediest night spots in 2006 under various aliases. Refining a record collection as time went on, Blood began sourcing classifieds for second hand drum machines, slowly building a techno rig. In 2010, he started playing improvised sets at Melbourne’s hottest late night clubs, pushing drum-heavy psychedelic acid techno.

In 2014, Blood had a serious bicycle accident, quietly ending his club journey. After playing post-recovery performances for Bunker, and supporting Yamantaka Eye and My Disco in Hobart for Dark Mofo, Blood relocated to the Victorian Alps. Here, he began a love affair with an MPC2000XL and yoga, concentrating on all things health-related and searching for a different groove. After spending time honing these new skills and playing illegal doofs in various forms, Blood moved back to the big smoke where he was forced into a universal state of isolation. During this isolation, Blood was able to reforge moods from the past with a level of positivity and forward thinking. With a refusal to follow the crowd and a content mindset, Blood crafts rough basslines, heavy kicks and shaky hats washed in alien synths and soaked in reverb to create a truly unique sound world.

Named after the visual artist whose work adorns the cover, 'PRIX' is a highly original atmospheric work of singular artistic vision. Eerily psychedelic and highly evocative, the album conjures a slowly shifting kaleidoscope of feelings and moods. A distant memory of a rave, a disconnection from reality, dissociation from the environment. A vessel of escape, taking the back streets to avoid the crowds, sound design twisted and crushed to its lowest fidelity. Moments sampled and resampled over and over; reliving the experience, losing definition with each replay. Swirling, reverberating solitude. An MPC2000XL crashing constantly, a bass with a broken string, some digital synths, FX, records and a tenor saxophone.

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released September 13, 2021

Written, produced and played by Jake Blood
Engineered by Ross Caygill and Jake Blood at Salt Studios, Brighton
Mastered by David Walker at Stepford Audio Melbourne
Tags by PRIX
Photos by Natalie Jurrens
Graphic Design by Luke Fraser at Grin Creative
Series curated and produced by Miles Brown
Project coordination by Amber Arizono

All tracks © Jake Blood 2021

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