Mint / Clay

Ultimae records

WILL LONG & DJ SPRINKLES | Mint / Clay (Comatonse Recordings) – LP
WILL LONG & DJ SPRINKLES | Mint / Clay (Comatonse Recordings) - LP

Mint / Clay


23.00 €

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Product Description

We’re still dazed from the 1st volume but Will Long and DJ Sprinkles have already cued up their 2nd session, with Mint / Clay landing on Terre Thaemlitz’ Comatonse.

Under-Currents places sparing samples of T.R.M. Howard – a mentor of Jesse Jackson and founder of Mississippi’s Regional Council of Negro Leadership – amidst a dream sequence of carbonated hi-hats and lingering chords urged by a plump bass drum, whilst Get In & Stay┬áIn nods to civil right activist and current Georgia congressional representative John Lewis in a lush haze of crepuscular chromatics and loping swing.

DJ Sprinkles goes on to contribute another pair of incredible overdubs, lending Long’s minimal elements a richer, fleshlier feel, whether with additional breakbeats, or nimbly lowering the bass and layering up spirited flutes and Rhodes.

Quite crucially, the concept never gets in the way of the music, perfectly demonstrating the symbiotic nature of the music and politics in the way we imagine they intended, especially for the DJs, dancers and promoters who act as gatekeepers for this music.