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αtu – ‘Pictures on Silence’ [Listen]

March 30, 2013

αtu-Pictures on Silence

Being first isn’t often the best and this is most certainly true in the online world; a apt stat that demonstrates this is that the first product to ever be sold over the Internet is credited as… an album by Sting. Yeah, ergh. A CD of Ten Summoner’s Tales in 1994 over NetMarket if you must know.

Anyways this pre-thought holds true in the beautiful sounds created by Michigan-based producer αtu – with reference points aplenty to the bedroom producer R&B-tinged world. From the seedy/watery underbelly of Balam Acab to the sensuous, warm electronics of Lapalux and smoothness of The Weeknd; but yet it’s crafted in such a varied and highly intricate way you’ll find yourself absorbed over the course of soulful album Pictures on Silence to the point of infatuation. Made by a bedroom producer for sure, but for the discerning bedroom re-producer hhhmmm hmmmm.

The brains behind the project is Atupele Ndisale from Malawi, and just in case you didn’t have any incentive to purchase the tracks, all proceeds will go to EveryChild in hopes of providing some financial assistance based in rural areas of Malawi.

Buy via his Bandcamp – and check out the stunning black & white photographs for the individual tracks over here.

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