HARLEM | Bait

HARLEM

bait


Label: Veyl
Cat No: VEYL025

Status: LANDED

12" experimental industrial LP


TRACKLIST

A1. Bait
A2. Juice
A3. Target
A4. Sthlm Muscle
B1. Spastic Puppy
B2. Pocket Candy
B3. Night Vision

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RELEASE NOTES

VEYL is pleased to welcome Harlem to the label for a new seven track album titled 'Bait'. The Stockholm-based duo of Martin Thomasson and Johan Skugge bring a vast history of production behind them, operating since the early aughts and known for their work in dub and minimal techno. 'Bait' ventures into new territory for the project, delivering infectious strains of body music, new beat, industrial and beyond coupled with soul-stirring vocals which quickly dig beneath the skin. The release is about everyday manipulation, soft power and persuasion. We exist in a world in which corporate management techniques are deployed in our everyday lives, nudging each other for short-term gain, slowly hallowing out any lasting trust while ultimately all being crushed by a hyper-capitalist system. From the opening synths of the title track to the ominous ending notes of 'Night Vision', we also uncover funky grooves and diabolical floor shakers which remind us of something from the past but exist perfectly in this corrupted new world. As is customary, the striking cover art was photographed by Tomaso Lisca, and it's a fitting piece for the record, depicting a tantalizing well-oiled machine, all while something menacing lurks under the hood.