Since turning in an Astral Plane Mix in early 2014, Chants has been a staple in our orbit, contributing a bonus track to our first compilation and going on to feature as our second signing ever. Carious Motion is the Madison resident's third EP for the label, comprised of four tracks that draw on clashing themes of decay and movement. 2016's The Zookeeper and 2017's Amethyst Dust set a template for in-your-face, percussion-focused club formations, but Carious Motion exceeds both in its intricacies, finely attuned samples and self-recorded drum loops that form a superstructure around each track's core ideas. Ballroom god tier MC BE3K features on opener "RED (Off My Chest)" while Crazylegs' Gage provides a remix of the same track. Carious Motion is out digitally now.
released March 16, 2018
BE3K - vocals & additional vocal production on #1
David Henzie-Skogen - snare drum on #1, timbau on #2
Dan Kuemmel - repinique & caixa on #4
Mauritanian musicians on #4 recorded by Wendell Marsh
Mastering: Will Charles Mitchell
Artwork: Isaac Chabon