Great to hear Olivia Kaplan resurface on such a uniquely eclectic release from Dzang! Hope to see them live here one of these days!
Favorite track: I Know You're in Love With Me feat. Olivia Kaplan.
Following a pair of self-released LPs (XLO, 2014, and Lotion, 2015), Dzang began amassing a vault of liquid inner space instrumentals, tracing connections between poolside R&B, sun-kissed pop, astral jazz, and blunted dance. For half the tracks he called in a cast of featured collaborators to sing, speak, rap, or reflect on: rapper/artist Don Christian, Estonian avant-diva Maria Minerva, neo-crooner Maxim Ludwig, and Cali chanteuse Olivia Kaplan.
The resultant collection coasts blissfully across 14 tracks of weekend West Coast electronic rhythm, alternately soft and summery, downtempo and upscale. Gunther’s touch is heady, hi-fi, and healing: Pacific dreams for specific times.
released July 14, 2017
Adam Gunther - guitar, bass, piano, electric piano, synthesizer, drum machine, drum kit
Henry Kwapis - drum kit
Georgia Lill - synthesizer, cello
Mike Bjella - tenor saxophone
Tyler Cash - electric piano
Jorge Andre - modular synthesizer
Track 1 - Don Christian
Track 2 - Maria Minerva
Track 5 - Maria Minerva
Track 6 - Olivia Kaplan
Track 8 - Maxim Ludwig
Track 12 - Olivia Kaplan
All music produced and recorded by Adam Gunther,
except track 7 produced by Adam Gunther and Georgia Lill
Mixed by Jake Aron
Masterd by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters
Wow! What a wonderful band. It’s hard to pick a favorite but Again ft. Ghostly Kisses is just gorgeous, her voice is so beautiful and full of body yet with an airy quality similar to a flute. The melody is exotic and chill at the same time. This album is well mixed and mastered. I’m not into the instrumental pieces but everyone has their own tastes. Will be watching this band for more releases in the future. Kolina Lind
A smart album that encourages many listens in order to take it all in, Due Rent is the type of album that uses it lowkey nature to hook listeners in. There is so much going on with this album, both in lojii's rhymes and Swarvy's beats, that you just have to sit with it for a while and keep going until you've absorbed it all. Wonderful project, hopefully they reconnect again somewhere down the line. Richard Giles