For New Zealand based label Cosmic Compositions, the ability to give space to music that defies convention and builds bridges between genres, has become a philosophy. Opting for the more dream-laden, psychedelic and experimental in sound has seen them release everything from the grunge rock of Mr Amish, to the complete self expression of Affsid Kidjhagiffy and back to their first love, jazz-inflected beats from the likes of the enigmatic Shungu. This time round, a little of everything can be heard in the magnificent work of Stamp favourite Jitwam. His new ज़ितम सिहँ LP bedded in beats, invokes atmospheres of haze and blues and we’re delighted to share our pick from it today.
‘Somethingtochewon’ forces its way through the noise and to the forefront of your cerebral activity. A grimy synth line with as much swagger you can shake a stick at is the commanding presence, yet the rest of the track; just as herbaceous and maybe a touch indignant, gives just as much attitude. Backed up by Henry Wu on bottom end duties, we’re left with a joint with oodles of beats, funk and nasty.
ज़ितम सिहँ is out now via Cosmic Compositions, cop it via their Bandcamp and all good record stores.