Title: Black Meat / Looking For Dr Benway
Format: Vinyl 7″
Label: Luana Records
Cat #: lr-05
Limited to 100 hand numbered copies
Release date: 21.04.2011
Genre: Electronic, Instrumental Hiphop, Experimental, Folk
A Black Meat
B Looking For Dr Benway
Colored vinyl in hand stamped covers. Full songs on luanarecords.bandcamp.com
It’s not an easy job to describe the music of canadian multi-instrumentalists Khyro, y.p.l. and Eric. You would have to name experimental hiphop, electronics, folk, jazz and this or that in one sentence. Having recorded and released several abstract rap albums and EPs, they stick to instrumental insanity for their first vinyl release, after the ambient / noise cassette tape with Jayrope «Swearing at the Sun».
This 7″ is inspired by the work of William Burroughs, especially his book Naked Lunch. It’s also kind of a tribute to the Beat Poets that travelled to Tangier (like Burroughs, Paul Bowles, Byron Gysin, etc…). There are rather dark moments throughout the song «Black Meat», but never without at least a little sign of light and hope, while «Looking For Dr Benway» contains more confidence regarding what will happen anytime soon with an almost funky bass line. Downtempo storytelling without words.
You could say it’s a meeting of styles, two compositions you probably wouldn’t guess were done by the heads of Héliodrome.