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by Bonaventure

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    **Includes free PDF of 'The End Of Policing' by Alex S Vitale**
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  • 12" Vinyl + REMIX PACK
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    *Features Bonus "Complexion" Remixes (via D/L card @ purpletapepedigree.bandcamp.com/yum)*

    On gorgeous 140g black vinyl with full color, wraparound cover art by James Whipple

    180g vinyl is a myth btw

    Includes digital download of LP + Bonus Remixes:
    1. Complexion (Y1640 Remix)
    2. Complexion (Ziur Remix)
    3. Complexion (Prison Religion Remix)
    4. Complexion (Endgame Remix)
    5. Complexion (Jackie Remix)
    6. Complexion (Geng Remix)

    Mastered: Jeremy Cox
    Cut: Greg Reierson
    Artwork: James Whipple
    Cat. No.: PTP2003

    Includes unlimited streaming of FREE LUTANGU via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Supremacy 05:53
Mulatre 03:05
Hopelessness 04:35
Diaspora 04:00


Track list:
1. Supremacy
2. Mulatre
3. Hopelessness
4. Synchronicity
5. Diaspora
6. Fearlings feat. Hannah Black
--vinyl edition bonuses--
7. Complexion (Y1640 Remix) - vinyl edition
8. Complexion (Ziur Remix) - vinyl edition
9. Complexion (Prison Religion Remix) - vinyl edition
10. Complexion (Endgame Remix) - vinyl edition
11. Complexion (Jackie Remix) - vinyl edition
12. Complexion (Geng Remix) - vinyl edition

"Sometimes the club’s cacophony of sounds can be confusing; after a while, abrasive pressures and movements in basements can start to blend together. But 30 seconds into [...] Soraya Lutangu’s debut EP, you’re hooked. Delving into themes of institutionalized racism and oppression, ‘Free Lutangu’ is best listened to as a whole, as moods deftly switch from one track to another. ‘Supremacy’ heaves with rumbling bass, sirens and samples from Sister Souljah’s speech from PBS’s Listening To America series. ‘Hopelessness’ focuses on humming and hand drums for a quieter moment, and ‘Fearlings’ feat Hannah Black weaves spoken narration through wispy, haunted textures. Lutangu entwines powerful samples with huge instrumentals to make for one of the most formidable debuts club music has seen for a long time.

10/10" - "Album of the Month - 7 Bass & Club Music Releases You Need To Hear This Month." Mixmag. June 2017. Print.
Bonaventure, real name Soraya Lutangu, follows up her 'Complexion' single released on NON Worldwide last year with her EP, 'FREE LUTANGU,' out on PTP in May. Described by Lutangu as having been born out of "a violent clash of sorrow and love," this EP explores themes of institutional racism and oppression - something she's experienced first hand growing up in Lausanne, Switzerland, of mixed African and European heritage. Listeners are confronted head-on by these issues with the pummeling opener, "Supremacy," acting as an ominous movie trailer narrated by samples of Sister Souljah's speech from Bill Moyer's PBS series 'Listening To America,' and in titles such as "Mulatre" and Diaspora." Closing track "Fearlings" also sees Bonaventure collaborate with artist and writer Hannah Black - who contributes on vocals - offering a first glimpse into their ANXIETINA project, a performance piece realized in music, words and textiles by Lutangu, Black and designer Ebba Fransen-Waldhor.

'FREE LUTANGU' will be released digitally on PTP in May, with the vinyl edition set for a summer release together with a remix package featuring Endgame, Ziúr, Prison Religion, Y1640, Jackie, and PTP label head Geng.


released May 12, 2017

Mastered: Jeremy Cox
Artwork: James Whipple
Cat. No.: PTP2003


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