Artist: Various
Title: Ivan, Come On! Unlock The Box!
Label: трип
Cat. #: TRP004
Format: 2×12” vinyl/digital
Release Date: November 13 2015
A1 Philipp Gorbachev – Ivan, Come On, Unlock The Box / Иван, Давай, Открой Коробку (Kraviz Edit)
A2 K-HAND – The Box
B1 Nikita Zabelin – Bells
B2 Vladimir Dubyshkin – Lose Yourself
C1 Barcode Population – Marduk (vinyl only)
C2 Roma Zuckerman – Geburt Part 2
D1 Barcode Population – Internum (vinyl only)
D2 Nina Kraviz – I Believe I Can Fly (KLM Delayed Flight Version)

трип (Trip) will close out 2015 with the release of two more eight-track double-vinyl albums, curated by label owner Nina Kraviz and featuring gatefold hand drawn artwork by in-house artist Tombo. The releases draw on productions from established Trip members Kraviz, Bjarki, Terrence Dixon, Barcode Population and Nikita Zabelin, in addition to new artists added to its expanding catalogue including K-Hand, Fred P, DJ Sodeyama, Vladimir Dubyshkin, Roma Zuckerman and Philipp Gorbachev.

As established with the label’s first three releases, both collections will function as a soundtrack to scenarios and the accompanying artwork from Tombo. TRP004’s title ‘Ivan, Come On! Unlock The Box!’ (Иван, давай! Открой коробку!) is inspired by the track contributed by Philipp Gorbachev (Comeme/PG Tunes), from which Kraviz has extrapolated a story of a rule-defying maverick Ivan who is “searching for the key to the future”, while TRP005’s title ‘I Have A Question’ is drawn from a track by the mysterious, hitherto-unreleased Krasnoyarsk-born Siberian producer Roma Zuckerman.

Set for release in mid-November, TRP004’s two twelve-inches orbit around a nucleus of talent drawn from label boss Nina Kraviz’s homeland of Russia. In addition to ’I Believe I Can Fly (KLM Delayed Flight Version) – one of her “road tracks”: modular live recording cuts edited during the producer’s hectic global touring schedule – Kraviz has enlisted a quartet of her countrymen for this latest collection. Philipp Gorbachev contributes a simple drum machine cut with its catching “Ivan, come on! Unlock the box” vocal refrain, while Moscow’s Nikita Zabelin follows his label debut on TRP003 (‘De Niro Is Concerned’) with the sinister minimalism of ‘Bells’. In addition, TRP003 marks the label debuts of Vladimir Dubyshkin and Roma Zuckerman, both of whom were recommended to Kraviz by Zabelin. The former – a true outsider at just 17 years of age and based in Russian town of Tambov – contributes disorienting off-kilter techno of ‘Lose Yourself’, while the latter marks his first ever release despite years of producing with the unsettling ‘Geburt Part 2’.

Completing TRP004 are two defiantly individual international artists: K-HAND makes her Trip debut following a two-decade career that’s seen her become one of Detroit’s true underground, and relatively unsung, heroes. Her contribution, ‘The Box’, finds her slipping effortlessly within Trip’s aesthetic, with a heady, textured acid potboiler. Two unreleased Barcode Population tracks, excavated from a mine of undiscovered Nineties-made rarities, complete the release with furiously-paced techno rollers which will remain strictly vinyl-only.


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