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Emerging Boston artists Cliff Notez (Hipstory) and Dephrase (Optic Bloom) join forces to create Social Absence - a colorful, time-shifting, emotionally charged sonic experience.
Allston Pudding writer Harry Gustafson describes the duo, “Cliff’s clever and enigmatic scene-setting, and introspective questioning mixed with Dephrase’s penchant for loose-fitting, dynamic beats that pull from a bevy of electronic subgenres.”
This is the first vinyl pressing by beat-centric label Union Sound, and Vinyl Index. We began working closely together after opening adjacent storefronts at Bow Market in Somerville, MA and will continue to collaborate on releases and projects.
The vinyl includes an exclusive bonus track (“Mama Said”) and a special instrumental version of the EP with a few surprises. The Wild Splatter vinyl edition is limited to 100 copies worldwide, and is only available by pre-order.
Artist: Cliff Notez & Dephrase
Title: Social Absence
Label: Union Sound, vinyl index.
Catalog #: US-002, INDEX-004, Barcode: 843563131664
Format: 12", EP, Ltd, Num, White w/ Green, Yellow & Purple Splatter
Released: 15 Jan 2021
A1 Voodoo Doll Featuring Latrell James A2 Spiral A3 Repeat A4 Mama Said (Bonus Track) B1 Voodoo Doll (Instrumental) B2 Spiral (Instrumental) B3 Let's Pretend It's Make Believe B4 Repeat (Instrumental) B5 Mama Said (Instrumental)
Artwork By – Nick Martin
Photography By – Nick Surette
Producer – Dephrase
Written By, Lyrics By – Cliff Notez