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ARTIST
TITLE
Kwjaz
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
NNF 238CD NNF 238CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/5/2012

CD version with 2 exclusive bonus tracks (20 min. long) not found on the LP. "San Franciscan Peter Berend's mystery mixtape unit, KWJAZ, flashed forth this debut self-titled slab of 'post-plastic sublime decomposed luxury grooves' on cassette via his own rarified Brunch Groupe imprint early in 2011 and the 120 listeners lucky enough to grip a copy know who they are. It only took half a listen before we green-lit this tape-degraded gem for vinyl treatment and we are dee-lighted to present it thusly. Comprised of two side-long suites, 'Once In Babylon' and the oddly monikered 'Frighteous Wane,' KWJAZ nimbly ebbs and flows the proceedings through airy cloud-jazz passages (complete with smoky crystal vibes keys and narcotic hiss-hazed horn sections), bouncy weirdo dub-funk vignettes, stretched-out syrupy synth stews, and smooth faux-Steely D soft-rock abstractions, all without ever sounding schizo or style-hoppy."