Sometime Tusk Wax, Freerange and Teardrop artist Kito Jempere drops his debut album ‘O B J E C T S’ on new US imprint Fata Morgana with a 12” sampler in tow featuring a remix from Juju and Jordash.
Fata Morgana is a fresh US label that encompasses both audio and visual projects. The label head for the music side things, Kirill Sergeev aka Kito Jempere is formerly part of ‘Saint Petersburg Disco Spin Club’ through which he clocked up releases on Tusk Wax, Teardrop, What’s in The Box and Glenview with remixes from Lovebirds, Iron Curtis, Mario Basanov and Vincenzo. Under his new moniker Kito Jempere his first solo EP ‘Confusion’ was released on Jimpster’s Freerange Records in 2013, which he swiftly followed with a remix for Causa on Glenview Records.
The album itself was recorded in St Petersburg & Moscow over the summer of 2013, utilising a multitude of live vocals and live instrumentals such as piano, saxophone, guitar, and percussion. Kirill stuck to his MPC1000 and Ableton to arrange the whole ten track offering over a period of just ten days.
Kirill gets straight into it with a quirky yet catchy opening in ‘Lumo’, a reverberating vocal laced over carnival-esque drum patterns and a swollen bass line. ‘Gas Station’ is a quick moving track with plenty of twists and turns through wacky bass patterns, jazzy piano riffs and brass solo’s.
‘Conversation’ with Lay-Far and ‘In The Midnight’ featuring Yana Blinder are both sublime pieces of work with a rather appealing Ninja Tune sound finish to them. ‘HW Whales’ and ‘Typewriter’ are much slower paced and similar in utilising whirring atmospherics to produce a somewhat eerie end product.
The 12” vinyl sampler features a superb remix from the Dutch duo Juju & Jordash, themselves having released on a plethora of labels from Golf Channel, Dekmantel, Rush Hour, Philpot, Turbo and Burek.
Overall a promising new label delivers a commendable and versatile debut album from the Russian musician and label boss Kito Jempere.
Fata Morgana drops ‘O B J E C T S’ LP on 14th April as a vinyl sampler and on CD/Digital on 25th April.
3. Conversation w/Lay-Far
4. HW Whales
8. Gas Station
10. In The Midnight w/Yana Blinder
Tracklist 12” Sampler:
A1 Lumo (12-inch Mix)
A3. In The Midnight w/Yana Blinder
B1 Gas Station
B2 Gas Station (Juju & Jordash Remix)
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All tracks written, produced and arranged by Kirill Sergeev aka Kito Jempere
(except A3 written by Kirill Sergeev and Yana Blinder, produced and arranged by Kirill Sergeev)
Synth programming on A1, A3, B1 by Kirill Sergeev and Leonid Lipelis,
percussions on A1 and A2 by Ricardo Ariel Toribio,
recorded by Raul Fernandez at El Submarino De Madera,
synth programming on A2 by Kirill Sergeev and Alexander Lestyukhin of Lesca,
guitar on B1 by Sergey Lipsky of Simple Symmetry,
soprano & tenor saxophones on B1 by Leon Sukhodolsky,
vocals and lyrics on A3 by Yana Blinder,
rhodes piano on A1 and B1 by Anton Malinen,
bass-guitar on B1 by Dima Midborn of On-The-Go
Mixed by Roman Urazov at Galernaya 20 Studios
(except B2 remix by Jordan Czamanski and Gal Aner)
Mastered by Kuniyuki Takahashi
Cover produced by Harmony.
Illustrated and designed by Pavel Ripley
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