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Ubaid 04:11
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Uruk 03:46
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Akkadian 04:16
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Gutian 03:14

about

AEJQ return to the Fly High camp to deliver their unique strain of jazz prophecies, synthesized using future technologies thru the lens of Irish folk tradition. Following hot on the heels of 2 EPs (Deosil & Sinnen) and a feature on the FHS Vol 2 sampler, all in the last 5 months, the mysterious 5-piece are setting out their stall and proving themselves to be a juggernaut of the new jazz frontier.

Wasting no time, Ubaid kicks off proceedings with driving breakbeats underpinning ethereal synths as the lone voice of a siren calls us ashore, until the script gets flipped with a loping full-fat bassline over half-time drum fills.

Uruk delivers ghostly vocal incantations over a sombre piano refrain, a tranquil sea only disturbed once waves of rhythm crest and crash and pound - think Bristol basements circa '91.

Next up is Akkadian & it's one for the sombre steppahs. Swaying to-and-fro from eire-ey strings to tripped out synths, all sewn together with a sparse 2-step beat and a snare that absolutely slaps.

Gutian closes out this 4-tracker, upping the tempo and lashing a healthy level of cassette-tape warp over dynamic pianos and sax loops. Throw this in the middle of a jungle set and it wouldn't seem out of place.

Though this quintet are yet to reveal themselves in their physical form, their incantations speak for themselves, and it's clear that Aratita is a force to be reckoned with.

credits

released February 5, 2021

All tracks written and performed by the AEJQ.
All tracks mixed and mastered by SertOne.
Words by Luke Bolton.
Artwork by SertOne.

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Fly High Society Liverpool, UK

Started as a club night in 2011, developed into a label and independent radio station in 2014.

One of those two projects is currently offline and one isn't.

This is the one that isn't.

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