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Passages

by Es-K

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    Es-K - Passages
    Test Pressing
    Release Date: 2016.10.21

    Test Pressings are shipped out now, months before official release date

    Digital will be available on release date

    Only 6 of these exist. 5 are for sale since we need to keep 1 copy to approve the pressing

    12 Inch Vinyl
    White Paper Sleeve
    White Labels with Cold Busted Sticker on Side 1
    Numbered on Side 1
    Black Vinyl
    Limited Edition of Only 6 Copies

    A1. Es-K - IEV (4:17)
    2. Es-K - Monastic (3:43)
    3. Es-K - Orbit (2:38)
    4. Es-K - Second Reunion (3:00)
    5. Es-K - Elevation (3:12)
    6. Es-K - Take Me There (3:15)

    B7. Es-K - Mistakes Made (5:10)
    8. Es-K - Kilo (3:12)
    9. Es-K - Ritualistic (2:19)
    10. Es-K - Ella (3:36)
    11. Es-K - Vina (2:29)
    12. Es-K - ADTN (3:48)

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about

Es-K (Essential Knowledge) was born in Holland, raised in Kansas City, Missouri, and currently lives in Burlington, Vermont. He starting seriously making beats as a teenager, with his first release coming out on the Cold Busted label in 2011. ​​Es-K is also known for his monthly Spontaneous Grooves releases, where a set of instrumental tracks are created in one sitting, the result being truly ‘spontaneous’ and diverse. This exemplifies Es-K’s prolific and workman-like ethos of beat-making, with creative and top notch hip hop soundscapes constantly pouring out of his Vermont studio.
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​​Passages is Es-K’s latest release for Cold Busted and it shows his growth as a rhythm-obsessed music producer. With guitar and occasional keys by friend Max Bronstein-Paritz and a couple of crucial studio collaborations with fellow Vermont beat-maker Loupo, ​​Passages adds extra depth and musicality to Es-K’s drum mechanics. The album opens wistfully with “IEV”, offering a minute and a half of instrument textures and snatches of percussion before the full beat kicks in. “Monastic” showcases Max’s funky guitar contribution, “Elevation” features some deep bass line play, and “Mistakes Made” is filled with melodic layers and melancholic moods. These are just some of the highlights from this twelve track album … Es-K satisfyingly goes beyond the beats throughout.

credits

released October 7, 2016

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 - Guitar by Max Bronstein-Paritz
8, 9 - Co-Produced with Loupo
10 - Keyboard by Max Bronstein-Paritz

Design by Vitamin D
Executive Producer, Derrick Daisey
All works registered with Some Cutz Up (ASCAP)

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