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Ziúr // Eyeroll LP

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This is a record released by Ziúr, an experimental beat maker from Berlin, Germany, from the dance label Hakuna Kulala in Kampala, Uganda, in September 2023.

Contains 11 leftfield techno to leftfield hip hop songs featuring various guest singers and rappers.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"The world has changed. While we've been cooped up in solitude, our daily lives have changed, our social patterns have evolved, and our hopes and dreams have changed, even though we're still wiping them from our fingers." Twisted by a spider's web that is about to leave. His previous album, Antifate, was an ambitious and complex hybrid-pop fever dream that evoked medieval escapist fantasy, with a whiff of revolution in the air. When relieved, she found herself staring down a troubled society that had trapped itself in a spiral of microwaved nostalgia and estranged narcotic repetition. Eyeroll is Ziúr's musical panacea. , a tincture to wake you up from your creative slumber and encourage external connection and introspection. 's select collaborators each contribute their own unique voices, heralding a bewildering sonic epoch.

Ziúr's palette had to evolve with the scale of the project, but it set the tone for the album purely out of necessity.The recordings were mostly done at night, and Ziúr was aware of the noise he was making, developing a unique way to record organic percussion.Using a rototum (a thin, tunable drum), she scratched, scraped, and gently tapped it to create the rolling, unsteady rhythmic backdrop for each track.Opener ``Eyeroll'' rattles like lost marbles against Erwin Brandy's primal hoarseness and screams.And when Brandhi's perverse expressions become words, Ziúr counters that energy with chaotic thuds and serrated blasts of saturated electronics."I roll the shittiest cigarettes," she shouts, as if to start a mosh pit at GRM Studios in Paris.Following his work with Simo Ser, Karl Ghali and HVAD, 'Malikan' brings Abdullah Miniawi straight to the scene, delivering corrosive trumpet blasts and politically inflammatory Arabic vocals. do.Inspired by pre-Islamic poetry and the Qur'an chants he heard growing up in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, he weaves a labyrinthine story that traverses the world, simultaneously breaking boundaries, both physical and spiritual. do. On their second collaboration, If The City Burns I Will Not Run, Miniawi's scope expands even further. "If it rains and the city drowns," he says over gaseous electronics.

Move On features supple vocals from Manchester's Iceboy Violet, while poet, DJ and artist theorist Juliana Huxtable delivers a surreal interlude on ``99 Favor Taste: Nontrivial Differential.'' and “Cut Cut Quote.”On the former, she cuts into Jiuru's skeletal jazz gushes, shrieking and humming as she shifts between rap battle and cabaret.The latter, on the other hand, is completely different, with Brandy settling into her role as frontwoman, belting out dazzling improvisational passages that sound like a cross between grunge and psychedelic no wave.She is a prolific producer and has been using her voice spontaneously since debuting with her father-daughter improv duo Yeah You in the mid-2020s.She found an ideal foil in Jiul.Matching her restless energy and willingness to bend format, producers left an indelible mark on her career.But the album's most tender moments come from Jiul herself. "Hasty Revisionism" roars over a crumbling beat and cascading strings to lift the album to an unexpected conclusion with the country coda "Lacrymaturity."The frenetic fusion of country music and euphoric, experimental electronics may seem incongruous at first, but when measured against the rest of the album, it's the only possible conclusion. On Eyeroll, Ziúr makes a solid statement about togetherness, humanity, and the rebirth of hope when all seems lost.By assembling such a wide-ranging but philosophically aligned team of collaborators, she has created a body of work that speaks clearly to the creative fringe.Now is the time to let go of what you think you know and build bridges you never knew you needed.Now is the time to take action.

She may have spent her entire career avoiding the smug trappings of "queer art," but she has assembled a collective statement that questions many normative assumptions about music, politics, and beyond. This led to Ziúr's strangest album yet.Scared? Eye roll. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala releases available at Tobira. 

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12 "black vinyl.

Tracklist:

  1. Eyeroll feat Elvin Brandhi 04:02
  2. Malikan feat Abdullah Miniawy 04:08
  3. Move On feat Iceboy Violet 03:43
  4. 99 Favor Taste feat Juliana Huxtable 00:57
  5. Nontrivial Differential feat Elvin Brandhi 04:27
  6. Partygoodtime feat Ledef 00:09
  7. Cut Cut Quote feat Elvin Brandhi 04:20
  8. Pique 04:26
  9. If The City Burns I Will Not Run feat Abdullah Miniawy & James Ginzburg 03:23
  10. Hasty Revisionism 03:10
  11. Lacymaturity 02:53

Hakuna Kulala:

"The world has changed, we shouldn't try and pretend otherwise. While we were shut away in isolation our routines shifted, social patterns evolved, and our hopes and dreams were twisted into cobwebs we're still trying to wipe from our fingers. Ziúr tentatively approached this on her last album Antifate, an ambitious and complex hybrid pop fever dream that looked back to a Medieval escapist fantasy as the scent of revolution seemed to hum in the air. But when restrictions were eased, she found herself staring down a discombobulated society that had trapped itself in a spiral of microwaved nostalgia and detached, narcotic repetition. Eyeroll then is Ziúr's musical panacea, a tincture to wake us from our creative slumber and prompt external connection and reflection. It's a polyphonous hex that demands human interaction, and Ziúr's hand-picked alliance of collaborators - Elvin Brandhi, Abdullah Miniawy, Iceboy Violet, Juliana Huxtable, Ledef, and James Ginzburg - each provide distinct voices that together herald a bewildering sonic epoch.

Ziúr's palette had to evolve to match the scope of the project, but it was pure necessity that informed the album's defining tone. Recording mostly at night, Ziúr was conscious of the noise she was making so developed a unique way to record organic percussion. Using a set of rototoms - low profile tunable drums - she scratched, scraped and gently tapped the skins to build up the undulating and unstable rhythmic backdrop for each track. It's the first sound we hear on the opener 'Eyeroll', rattling like lost marbles against Elvin Brandhi's primal croaks and screams. And when Brandhi's twisted articulations form words, Ziúr matches the energy with chaotic thuds and serrated blasts of saturated electronics. "I roll the shittiest cigarette ," she squeals like she's about to start a mosh pit at Paris's GRM Studios. Without pause, Abdullah Miniawy takes over on 'Malikan', building on the promise of material with Simo Cell, Carl Gari and HVAD with corrosive trumpet blasts and charged, politically incediary Arabic vocals. Inspired by pre-Islamic poetry and the Qu'ranic chanters he heard growing up in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, he spins labyrinthine stories that cross between the worlds, breaking down physical and spiritual borders simultaneously. Miniawy's scope is expanded even further on his second collaboration, 'If The City Burns I Will Not Run'. "If it rains and the city drowns," he utters over gaseous electronics, "I will not run away, but I will be anxious for the heart of one close to me."

After a supple vocal turn from Manchester's Iceboy Violet on 'Move On' and a surreal interlude from poet- DJ-artist-theorist Juliana Huxtable on '99 Favor Taste', Brandhi returns with two more hyperactive collaborations: ,'Nontrivial Differential' and ' Cut Cut Quote'. On the former she slices into Ziúr's skeletal jazz eruptions, screaming and crooning interchangeably, fluxing between the rap battle and the cabaret. The latter is completely different meanwhile, with Brandhi settling into her role as front-woman and groaning dizzying improvised passages that sound like grunge crossed with psychedelic no-wave. Brandhi's spiky musical history has prepared her well for this collaboration; she's a prolific producer and has been using her voice spontaneously since debuting with father-daughter improv duo Yeah You in the mid 2020s She's found an ideal foil in Ziúr, a producer who matches her restless energy and willingness to bend formality, and leaves an indelible mark on Eyeroll. But the album's most tender moments are from Ziúr herself, who winds the album down on 'Hasty Revisionism ', growling over collapsable beats and cascading strings, and comes to an unexpected conclusion with country coda 'Lacrymaturity'. Its feverish amalgamation of country music and euphoric, experimental electronics might seem incongruous at first, but in context with the rest of the album is the only possible conclusion. With Eyeroll Ziúr is making a firm statement about togetherness, humanity, and the renewal of hope when all seems lost. By bringing together such a wide but philosophically harmonic team of collaborators, she's conducted a body of work that speaks to the creative fringe in no uncertain terms. Now's the time to throw away what you think you know, and build bridges you didn't think you need. Now's the time for action.

She may have spent her entire career avoiding the solipsistic trappings of "queer art", but by assembling a communal statement that questions so many normative assumptions about music, politics, and beyond, Ziúr has chanced upon her queerest album yet. Cringe? Eyeroll. "

Artist: Ziur

Label: Hakuna Kulala

This is a record released by Ziúr, an experimental beat maker from Berlin, Germany, from the dance label Hakuna Kulala in Kampala, Uganda, in September 2023.

Contains 11 leftfield techno to leftfield hip hop songs featuring various guest singers and rappers.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"The world has changed. While we've been cooped up in solitude, our daily lives have changed, our social patterns have evolved, and our hopes and dreams have changed, even though we're still wiping them from our fingers." Twisted by a spider's web that is about to leave. His previous album, Antifate, was an ambitious and complex hybrid-pop fever dream that evoked medieval escapist fantasy, with a whiff of revolution in the air. When relieved, she found herself staring down a troubled society that had trapped itself in a spiral of microwaved nostalgia and estranged narcotic repetition. Eyeroll is Ziúr's musical panacea. , a tincture to wake you up from your creative slumber and encourage external connection and introspection. 's select collaborators each contribute their own unique voices, heralding a bewildering sonic epoch.

Ziúr's palette had to evolve with the scale of the project, but it set the tone for the album purely out of necessity.The recordings were mostly done at night, and Ziúr was aware of the noise he was making, developing a unique way to record organic percussion.Using a rototum (a thin, tunable drum), she scratched, scraped, and gently tapped it to create the rolling, unsteady rhythmic backdrop for each track.Opener ``Eyeroll'' rattles like lost marbles against Erwin Brandy's primal hoarseness and screams.And when Brandhi's perverse expressions become words, Ziúr counters that energy with chaotic thuds and serrated blasts of saturated electronics."I roll the shittiest cigarettes," she shouts, as if to start a mosh pit at GRM Studios in Paris.Following his work with Simo Ser, Karl Ghali and HVAD, 'Malikan' brings Abdullah Miniawi straight to the scene, delivering corrosive trumpet blasts and politically inflammatory Arabic vocals. do.Inspired by pre-Islamic poetry and the Qur'an chants he heard growing up in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, he weaves a labyrinthine story that traverses the world, simultaneously breaking boundaries, both physical and spiritual. do. On their second collaboration, If The City Burns I Will Not Run, Miniawi's scope expands even further. "If it rains and the city drowns," he says over gaseous electronics.

Move On features supple vocals from Manchester's Iceboy Violet, while poet, DJ and artist theorist Juliana Huxtable delivers a surreal interlude on ``99 Favor Taste: Nontrivial Differential.'' and “Cut Cut Quote.”On the former, she cuts into Jiuru's skeletal jazz gushes, shrieking and humming as she shifts between rap battle and cabaret.The latter, on the other hand, is completely different, with Brandy settling into her role as frontwoman, belting out dazzling improvisational passages that sound like a cross between grunge and psychedelic no wave.She is a prolific producer and has been using her voice spontaneously since debuting with her father-daughter improv duo Yeah You in the mid-2020s.She found an ideal foil in Jiul.Matching her restless energy and willingness to bend format, producers left an indelible mark on her career.But the album's most tender moments come from Jiul herself. "Hasty Revisionism" roars over a crumbling beat and cascading strings to lift the album to an unexpected conclusion with the country coda "Lacrymaturity."The frenetic fusion of country music and euphoric, experimental electronics may seem incongruous at first, but when measured against the rest of the album, it's the only possible conclusion. On Eyeroll, Ziúr makes a solid statement about togetherness, humanity, and the rebirth of hope when all seems lost.By assembling such a wide-ranging but philosophically aligned team of collaborators, she has created a body of work that speaks clearly to the creative fringe.Now is the time to let go of what you think you know and build bridges you never knew you needed.Now is the time to take action.

She may have spent her entire career avoiding the smug trappings of "queer art," but she has assembled a collective statement that questions many normative assumptions about music, politics, and beyond. This led to Ziúr's strangest album yet.Scared? Eye roll. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala releases available at Tobira. 

----------------------------

12 "black vinyl.

Tracklist:

  1. Eyeroll feat Elvin Brandhi 04:02
  2. Malikan feat Abdullah Miniawy 04:08
  3. Move On feat Iceboy Violet 03:43
  4. 99 Favor Taste feat Juliana Huxtable 00:57
  5. Nontrivial Differential feat Elvin Brandhi 04:27
  6. Partygoodtime feat Ledef 00:09
  7. Cut Cut Quote feat Elvin Brandhi 04:20
  8. Pique 04:26
  9. If The City Burns I Will Not Run feat Abdullah Miniawy & James Ginzburg 03:23
  10. Hasty Revisionism 03:10
  11. Lacymaturity 02:53

Hakuna Kulala:

"The world has changed, we shouldn't try and pretend otherwise. While we were shut away in isolation our routines shifted, social patterns evolved, and our hopes and dreams were twisted into cobwebs we're still trying to wipe from our fingers. Ziúr tentatively approached this on her last album Antifate, an ambitious and complex hybrid pop fever dream that looked back to a Medieval escapist fantasy as the scent of revolution seemed to hum in the air. But when restrictions were eased, she found herself staring down a discombobulated society that had trapped itself in a spiral of microwaved nostalgia and detached, narcotic repetition. Eyeroll then is Ziúr's musical panacea, a tincture to wake us from our creative slumber and prompt external connection and reflection. It's a polyphonous hex that demands human interaction, and Ziúr's hand-picked alliance of collaborators - Elvin Brandhi, Abdullah Miniawy, Iceboy Violet, Juliana Huxtable, Ledef, and James Ginzburg - each provide distinct voices that together herald a bewildering sonic epoch.

Ziúr's palette had to evolve to match the scope of the project, but it was pure necessity that informed the album's defining tone. Recording mostly at night, Ziúr was conscious of the noise she was making so developed a unique way to record organic percussion. Using a set of rototoms - low profile tunable drums - she scratched, scraped and gently tapped the skins to build up the undulating and unstable rhythmic backdrop for each track. It's the first sound we hear on the opener 'Eyeroll', rattling like lost marbles against Elvin Brandhi's primal croaks and screams. And when Brandhi's twisted articulations form words, Ziúr matches the energy with chaotic thuds and serrated blasts of saturated electronics. "I roll the shittiest cigarette ," she squeals like she's about to start a mosh pit at Paris's GRM Studios. Without pause, Abdullah Miniawy takes over on 'Malikan', building on the promise of material with Simo Cell, Carl Gari and HVAD with corrosive trumpet blasts and charged, politically incediary Arabic vocals. Inspired by pre-Islamic poetry and the Qu'ranic chanters he heard growing up in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, he spins labyrinthine stories that cross between the worlds, breaking down physical and spiritual borders simultaneously. Miniawy's scope is expanded even further on his second collaboration, 'If The City Burns I Will Not Run'. "If it rains and the city drowns," he utters over gaseous electronics, "I will not run away, but I will be anxious for the heart of one close to me."

After a supple vocal turn from Manchester's Iceboy Violet on 'Move On' and a surreal interlude from poet- DJ-artist-theorist Juliana Huxtable on '99 Favor Taste', Brandhi returns with two more hyperactive collaborations: ,'Nontrivial Differential' and ' Cut Cut Quote'. On the former she slices into Ziúr's skeletal jazz eruptions, screaming and crooning interchangeably, fluxing between the rap battle and the cabaret. The latter is completely different meanwhile, with Brandhi settling into her role as front-woman and groaning dizzying improvised passages that sound like grunge crossed with psychedelic no-wave. Brandhi's spiky musical history has prepared her well for this collaboration; she's a prolific producer and has been using her voice spontaneously since debuting with father-daughter improv duo Yeah You in the mid 2020s She's found an ideal foil in Ziúr, a producer who matches her restless energy and willingness to bend formality, and leaves an indelible mark on Eyeroll. But the album's most tender moments are from Ziúr herself, who winds the album down on 'Hasty Revisionism ', growling over collapsable beats and cascading strings, and comes to an unexpected conclusion with country coda 'Lacrymaturity'. Its feverish amalgamation of country music and euphoric, experimental electronics might seem incongruous at first, but in context with the rest of the album is the only possible conclusion. With Eyeroll Ziúr is making a firm statement about togetherness, humanity, and the renewal of hope when all seems lost. By bringing together such a wide but philosophically harmonic team of collaborators, she's conducted a body of work that speaks to the creative fringe in no uncertain terms. Now's the time to throw away what you think you know, and build bridges you didn't think you need. Now's the time for action.

She may have spent her entire career avoiding the solipsistic trappings of "queer art", but by assembling a communal statement that questions so many normative assumptions about music, politics, and beyond, Ziúr has chanced upon her queerest album yet. Cringe? Eyeroll. "

Artist: Ziur

Label: Hakuna Kulala