Laurel Halo, Rashad Becker, Julia Holter, and More Debut as Terepa on Other People
Seven dance music experimentalists use telepathy to create their first EP, due out on Nicolas Jaar's imprint in July.
Experimental collective Terepa makes its debut on Nicolas Jaar’s Other People imprint this summer with an eponymous two-track EP. Behind the project is a coalition of well-regarded producers including Rashad Becker, Charlotte Collin, Lucrecia Dalt, Laurel Halo (pictured above), Julia Holter, Kohei Matsunaga (a.k.a. NHK’Koyxen), and Grégoire Simon. According to a press release, the seven artists all recorded simultaneously for 20 minutes, using no means of communication “outside of their own telepathic capacities.” (Matsunaga is credited with designing the method.) The recordings were subsequently collaged and mixed, yielding two “lucid, essentially chance-based compositions” to be released on white vinyl and digital formats on July 13. The EP’s artwork, printed directly onto the record, was likewise a group effort.
Ahead of the release of Terepa, atmospheric b-side cut “8th August 2014” can be heard in part below. “While one artist’s signature may simmer to the top for a moment,” the label writes, “the gravitas lies in how all seven voices fold together, warping into a swampy, mist-brushed ecosystem that, value of parts given, is more than the sum.”
A. 28th October 2014
B. 8th August 2014