01. Swim Psychedelia
03. Hammock Portal
05. Get Hi
08. Word Shapes
12. For Sale
13. Green Growth
The debut long-player from Melbourne’s naps. A world where a lo-fidelity aesthetic meets precise digital manipulation, Hydrate flexes between new age collage and decaying hip hop, encouraging the listener to keep up in their Nike Free Flyknits. Release date: 11/03/2014
01. Cherry Cola (Live Version)
02. Aspartame (feat. Pablo Valentino)
03. Soda Stream
04. Strawberry Jam (Stuff Kids Like)
05. Twinkies (feat. Bobbi Dhal)
06. Nag Champion (1998)
A collection of mutated rhythm tracks & buried gems from the Inkswel archive. Short and sweet with an 80’s sound reminiscent of SEXUAL HARASSMENT or TIMEX SOCIAL CLUB. Features guest appearances from Miami vocalist Bobbi Dahl & Pablo Valentino. Mastered by Mikey Young. Cassette limited to 100 copies. Release date: 04/03/14
Kane Ikin sent us through two songs and some earnest words
ahead of his forthcoming EP “Warehouses”, through TT early 2014.
“2013 was a year of intense highs and lows, specifically the loss of my mother, Jenny, in
April after several hard months battling cancer. My mother was always a central figure in
my life. An anchor to which no matter what, I could always rely on. I think of her everyday.
These two songs were made at our family home, this time last year while I was with her
during an unbearable summer.
Upstairs while she lay sleeping, quietly created with an old barely functioning synthesiser
and a guitar caked in dust I’d left behind when I’d moved out 12 years prior. They’re not
meant to be sad songs, but when I listen to them now I feel that relentless heat and the
numbness that surrounded me.
They stand alone from anything I’ve done since, so here they are together.