Trigoney – BongCong EP

Play the music, not the instrument. 
~Author Unknown

We stumbled upon Trigoney aka Mark North a few months back while hazily browsing through a stack of music that had been sent to us. After getting rather flustered by piles of nonsense we were taken back back the mesmirising sound of Bong Cong. Straight away we were hooked and got in touch that instant.

This EP will not fail. Each track is truely defiant on what uniqueness Trigoney holds.  The first track (entitled Bruce) is of a tech-house flavour but with more melody than what is normally associated with this genre.

Varying through styles and tempos, the second track kind of slows the sense of speed down, until it kicks into a blunder half way through.

The third and final track of the EP comes the track in which the EP got the title, and has to be my personal favourite.  BongCong is the more chilled of the trio, an is mesmerising from start to finish.

Mark is probably known more for his artwork than his music (I think that might change soon however).  An illustrator based in Bournmouth you will surely be hearing his music through various avenues and platforms. So sit back and enjoy the wonderful sound of Mr North aka Trigoney.

The release is out exclusivly through Juno records this Friday (16th September), and out everywhere else from the 23rd September: http://www.junodownload.com/products/1782262-02.htm

So there you have it.  Support the artists, the labels and the people that make and push true music.

One love, music and soul,

Itchy Pig Records x

Sephirot – Broken Contact EP

“Music is replacing religion”
Dr Clive Marsh

Sephirot (Hebrew for enumerations) is the 10 emanations through which God reveals himself.  Dr Clive Marsh of the University Of Leicester has been studying the relationship between religion and popular culture for the past 15 years.  He reported that “People use music to explore the philosophical and ethical issues of the modern world”.

If this is the case (and I believe this to be a great understanding and interpretation of the modern world in which we live) then there is a new Ein Sof in town.  He just so happens to have the same name.  This is the second coming of Sephirot.

A young talent based in Leeds and Bristol, Dan (the name given to his human form) has been compared to many of the greats of modern electronica such as Joker, Floating Points, Harmonic 313 and Flying Lotus to name but a few.  From hearing his work you can instantly understand the passion in which music is involved in this mans heart – this IS his religion.

While thinking of how I could describe his music, my head was filled with all the usual poetry: unique, outstanding, creative.  However none of them (and let’s face it, they are pretty obvious and mundane phrases anyhow) summed up his style up in a flash.  Then after a brief moment of mental silence it hit me – Inimitable!  His varying and outlandish drum patterns, his odd yet stunning melodies and simply just the structure and sequence of his tracks are truly, well, inimitable.

It’s all about doing your own thing.  Mix that with limitless passion and drive to make what you love, this is the end product.

Ears and minds welcome to the un-missable and inimitable sounds of Sephirot.

The full EP will be out later in the year through Itchy Pig Records (ITCHY017)

One love to all the music heads,

IP Music