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Scott Franka & Kaap - Working Titles 01

Recording info

Amsterdam producers and good friends Kaap and Scott Franka have come together to start a new label and live act: Working Titles. Kaap is best known as the label boss of tape cassette label YIELD, Scott just debuted with his first 12" on Quartet Series. Together they perform primarily hardware based live sessions. For their label they improvise, jam and record to press these takes only on vinyl. The idea is to capture the real, raw and authentic improvised moments as soon as possible after they happen, hence the name Working Titles. This first vinyl release features the WT001 and WT002 outtakes on one disc. These sessions were recorded by the pair in an abandoned cabin in the woods in the south of Holland, surrounded by nature.

Opening the four track EP is 'Anthem', a haunting and restless track with house drums underneath wild, untethered synths. Pixel thin and pained, they whip about in edgy ways, swelling then dissipating and always building a dark energy. Second in line, 'Choke' is less direct, instead it wallows in muddy synths, with jumbled hits and claps and alien keys all creeping along in menacing ways. It is tense and unsettling and always on the move.

Continuing on the WT002 side is 'Facemelter', it finds elastic drums, bird calls, scratchy claps and glassy synths all layered up into a loose limbed and weirdly funky number. It's organic yet abstract and really sounds like it lives deep in the woods in which it was made. The second track is 'Tool', a deep and sparse number with smooth acid undulations, icy hi hats and scattered kick drums all making for a vast cavern of sound in which you easily get lost.

Release Info

  • Catalog:
  • WTS01
  • Label:
  • Working Titles
  • Format:
  • 12"
  • Title:
  • Working Titles 01
  • Artists:
  • Scott Franka & Kaap
  • Style:
  • House / Techno
  • Country:
  • Netherlands
  • Released:
  • 2nd of June 2017 (not out yet.)

Tracks

pos title
A1 Anthem
A2 Choke
B1 Facemelter
B2 Tool
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