Ratgrave ‎– Rock (Vinyl LP)

Black Focus Records

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Ratgrave ‎– Rock (Vinyl LP)

Label: Black Focus Records

Cat No: BFR005LP

Max Graef and Julius Conrad are Ratgrave. 'Rock' is their second LP ~ ongoing transmissions of Electronic P-Fusion from Earth. It follows a stellar debut on Funkineven's imprint Apron. The duo's sound pallette draws inspiration from 80's funk, soul, rock and electronic but through a contemporary lens from two versatile multi-instrumentalists. In their own words: "Rock is the essence of energy and vibration we felt in different styles of music, almost like a parallel component connecting all things we like. In the process of recording the new album we kept coming back to this essence no matter what style the original idea was. There was the raw and brutal energy of Jazz-Rock, a lot of video game influences that somehow adhered this essence just as well as quieter Pop and Psychedelic passages that we recorded. Among other things we absorbed a lot of heavy music during the time of the recording like Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath, Frank Zappa or Jimi Hendrix and realized while writing our own music how much impact they had even on quieter songs. This is why "Rock“ felt like the perfect title although the music ranges from P-Funk and Spiritual Jazz to various styles of Pop and beyond.“ Max Graef has previously collaborated with Glenn Astro on records for Ninja Tune and both artists have previously released on Tartelet. This marks the fourth official LP on Black Focus, a London label founded by Kamaal Williams


A1 Escobar
A2 Theme From Metronome
A3 World Aid
A4 Instant Toothpaste
A5 Eternal Breeze
A6 Yurok
A7 4 Benz
B8 Dibidai
B9 Rock
B10 Bleeding To Death
B11 Sturf
B12 Alright
B13 Mutti Hat Gekocht

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