Photo: Patti Miller

Portland’s Dropping Gems label/collective will kick off its 2015 run with the Astrocentric LP from Citymouth, a core member of the Pacific Northwest crew who has appeared on many of the imprint’s well-received Gem Drops compilations. Said to have been recorded over the past several years, Citymouth’s upcoming album is stacked with features from fellow beatmakers, with the likes of Stones Throw affiliate MNDSGN, DJAO (who released his debut LP via Dropping Gems last year), yuk., and Ages all making appearances on the record. Ahead of Astrocentric‘s release next month, Citymouth has elected to give away LP cut “Glowscraps,” which features Portland’s Gumar, a producer who helped found Dropping Gems in its earliest stages and has also been known to make tracks under the names Break Mode and IBQT. Together, the two craftsman piece together a woozy excursion, one that begins amidst clouds of swirling chords before pieces of slightly broken percussion and sweetly plucked bass break through the fog. “Glowscraps” can be downloaded in full below where the artwork and tracklist for Citymouth’s upcoming LP have also been included; Astrocentric officially drops on March 3.

1. Singlecycles (feat. People’s Palms)
2 Neighborhoodcults (feat. Bone Rock)
3 Glowscraps (feat. Gumar)
4 Circuits Circuits
5 Searchesbirches (feat. Mndsgn)
6 At the Gemplex Live (feat. yuk. & DJAO) (Cassette Only)
7 How2hoodryte (feat. Bone Rock)
8 Holodecker (Brownbear Rmx)
9 Reshine for Devonwho (feat. Teeko)
10 A D Werk for yuk. (feat. Rap Class)
11 Teenagebownzen
12. Broke Jam Live (feat. Bone Rock) (Cassette Only)
13. Michael’s Bounce (feat. Ages) (Cassette Only)

Glowscraps (feat. Gumar)