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2013-01-04 14:12:32 UTC
Nosaj Thing

After cutting his teeth by making music on various archaic computers and programs in his early years, Nosaj Thing is now, without a doubt, among L.A.’s finest musical modulators. His electronic soundscapes and wild beat tectonics play like vignettes that affect the listener’s mind as deeply as he hits their soul. Nosaj Thing creates nothing less than the sound mastery of beat driven, experimental electronics from a gifted noise constructor.

His debut album Drift was released by Alpha Pup in June 2009 to unanimous global acclaim. Pitchfork awarded an excellent 7.9 rating, calling the album " gorgeously haunted… sonic Easter Eggs for a thousand listens ". The album peaked at 5 on the iTunes Electronic chart, and went all the way to 1 on Bleep and Boomkat. The success of Drift led to Nosaj Thing being featured in magazines such as Spin, Fader, XLR8R, The New Yorker, Nylon and URB. He has received regular airplay on BBC Radio 1 and Los Angeles’ KCRW, while his engaging live set has made him a staple of the worldwide underground touring circuit.

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After three years of relative silence, Jason Chung – aka Nosaj Thing – is returning to the fold. Emerging from the same environs as the Brainfeeder collective, Nosaj Thing’s 2009 LP Drift was an ultra-synthetic collection of hip-hop instrumentals and electronic sketches; pristine and prim, Chung’s soundworld was drawn in vectors and dotted lines. The accompanying remix LP, meanwhile, was a peach, featuring revisions from the likes of Jamie xx, Daedelus and Dorian Concept. Since then, Chung has been pretty much AWOL – but it appears he’s been putting the time off to good use.

XLR8R announce that Chung will release a new LP early next year. Home will apparently offer “cinematic soundscapes” in a similar vein to Drift. A single, ‘Eclipse’/'Blue’, has been made available to stream in advance, and features contributions from Blonde Redhead vocalist Kazu Makino. The delicate track will arrive on 10″ on Innovative Leisure in October, and sees Chung introducing some acoustic elements into his trademark sound.

It feels like it’s been forever since NOSAJ THING has gifted us with new music. Without a doubt, Nosaj Thing (Jason Chung) is one of L.A.’s most talented musical modulators. Up there with many of SoCal’s experimental beat-makers such as Flying Lotus, Nobody, Daedelus (local LA legends and personal heroes), Nosaj Thing’s electronic soundscape and beastly beat tectonics illustrate a story that affect the listener’s mind as deeply as he hits their soul. Being in the game since age 12, and influenced by ethereal synth-based instrumental hip-hop, Nosaj Thing has definitely molded into an impeccable sound innovator.

It has been almost 3 years since the release of his first album “Drift”, and we are excited to hear him announced his latest project “Home” (Innovative Leisure Records) and his OWN label (Turntable Records). He teases fans with a taste of “Home” with the preview of the first single “Eclipse/Blue” featuring Kazu Makino. This song among others new divine tracks from his next album were featured in a 20 minute mix for Mary Anne Hobbes’ XFM show in London last Saturday. The mix also include new and unreleased music from Jamie XX, Teebs, Lunice, Jacques, Kendrick Lamar, and more. Peep the radio show below to see why many are looking forward to Nosaj Thing’s new album!

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Nosaj Thing - Home Artist - Nosaj Thing Album - Home [ * * * * * ] X 10 Release Date - 2013 Genre - Ambient, Dark-ambient, Glitch, Glitch-hop, Electro Tracklist 01 - Nosaj Thing – Sci (Rough) 02 - Nosaj Thing – Eclipse/Blue Feat. Kazu Makino 03 - Nosaj Thing x Architeq – Untitled 04 - D Tiberio – Raver 5 05 - Jacques Green – iwont132 06 - Jamie xx – Touch Me 07 - Lunice – Superman OG 08 - Machinedrum – A New Meaning (Rough) 09 - Jon Wayne – Jackknifee 10 - Nosaj Thing x Teebs – Untitled 11 - Nosaj Thing x Kendrick Lamar – Cloud 10 Rework -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nosaj Thing - Home -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Nosaj Thing Album - Views/Octopus Release Date - 2006 Genre - Ambient, Dark-ambient, Glitch, Glitch-hop, Electro Tracklist 1 Heart Entire 2 3rd Complex 3 DISTRO 4 Aquarium 5 Phase II -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nosaj Thing - Views/Octopus -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Nosaj Thing Album - Drift Release Date - 2009 Genre - Ambient, Dark-ambient, Glitch, Glitch-hop [ REALLY ODD BUT GOOD ] Tracklist 01 Quest 1:36 02 Fog 3:42 03 Coat of Arms 3:28 04 IOIO 3:25 05 1685/Bach 2:48 06 Caves 3:48 07 Light #1 2:56 08 Light #2 3:11 09 2222 1:59 10 Us 3:07 11 Voices 3:21 12 Lords 3:37 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nosaj Thing - Drift Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Valgeir Sigurðsson | Murcof | Mythematica | Pan Pan | Fuck Buttons NT

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