Formation / Horizon

Blind Prophet

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March 25th 2016



Long Island NY's Blind Prophet (Joe Burns), is the owner and operator of vinyl & digital imprint South Fork Sound. His productions have received support from Dusk & Blackdown, Distance, Mary Anne Hobbs, J:Kenzo, BunZer0, Wen, J. Robinson and many more. We are happy to present Blind Prophet's first vinyl release. "Formation" is a masterful 130 bpm stormer built from beautifully dubbed congas, deep subs, a propulsive and distorted 4/4 kick, and paranoid descending piano figure intertwining with a miasmic lead. Brimming with deliciously filtered and panned synths, insistent pads build tension to a drop into pure soundboy-killing freefall. The second half cuts the kick to half-time to open up more swaggering dub space, fleshing out a truly massive tune. "This one straight to a soundbwoy chest!" "Horizon" is a hypnotic 140 bpm meditation driven again by conga, ricocheting percussion, and a steppers bassline, with gorgeous pads and keys rising from the ether like a dawn sun through evaporating mists. "Yes Jah" is the refrain, centering the tune firmly in the spiritual realm, aligning body and mind with the unseen. For late night and early morning sound system sessions, honoring creation and creation's source through bassweight and rhythm.