New Kepla Release

Due out on October 25th
Pre-order here! https://alienjams.bandcamp.com/album/within-the-gaze-a-shadhavar

Kepla’s debut full-length, and his first release for Alien Jams, is an album of two contrasting approaches to collage-making. Derived entirely from field recordings and salvaged audio collected from online sample libraries, Within The Gaze, A Shadhavar is an impressionistic statement inspired by narratives of alienation and ruin.

The title itself refers to the mythical creature Shadhavar, “whose horn of hollow branches sounded sweetness or discord depending on the direction of the wind.” The album’s two long-form pieces – “The Angel Is You” and “Latent Mirror” – are opposites on multiple levels. The opening track’s cacophonous, full-spectrum sound is contrasted by the broad brushstrokes and the patient breaths on the second piece, and their themes – of “the ongoingness of life” and “a sense of resignation”, respectively – couldn’t be more different. As a whole, they represent an astute aural meditation on perception, reality and our sense of belonging.

New YAWS Record forthcoming on Alien Jams

We are delighted to announce a new release on Alien Jams, by YAWS called NEW.

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Pre-order- HERE

The next Alien Jams release is “NEW” brought to us by Australian artist YAWS. Recorded earlier this year in his hometown, this 12″ marks a new headspace for this London based producer, coinciding with a long and painful visa renewal process that kept him out of the UK for most of this year. YAWS brings forth a EP of six all killer no filler jam outs. Constructed during a period of transience and reflection, YAWS stripped back his usual setup to skeletal form, while placing an emphasis on process, experimentation and put simply, fun. While keeping a familiar thread of tongue in cheek throughout his work, “NEW” remains both raw and honest.

“characterised by gritty overdriven drum patterns and sporadic acidic squelches. It’s harsh, tactile, and direct, best epitomised in ‘Glower’s bulky washed-out bass hits. As explorative as it is playful, New draws on tropes of electro, electroclash, dancehall and ghettotech. Despite holding no specific tempo, each track shares a similar sense of hurtling momentum.” -If-Only

Alien Jams Birthday at Cafe OTO

Thanks to everyone who came down to Part 1 of our birthday celebrations and made it such a special event, and to all the amazing artists who played!

Tickets for Part 2 are now on sale here! w/ sets from FOQL and Copy Corpo, Brood Ma, rkss, NOCHEXXX and Gary the Tall https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/7-years-of-alien-jams-two/

Photo Credit- Jonathan Crabb

Artists- xname, Rosen, acolytes + alobhe, SHAKEY (Wilted Woman/ Silvia Kastel)