Review

Anteloper

Pink Dolphins

International Anthem • 2022

Even if you don’t care for jazz, hip-hop or their symbiosis, you should get this record anyway to staple it next to your streaming radio as a wall decoration. On the cover, »Pink Dolphins« frolic in a sea of acid. Their eyes are plates as big as the discs of black plastic that Anteloper released on International Anthem. The Brooklyn duo around trance trumpeter Jaimie Branch and percussion artist Jason Nazary team up with producer Pal Jeff Parker. Not only did he release one of the best records (»Forfolks«) on the Chicago label, but as a tortoise dreamer he also knows how to twiddle the right knobs on the desk. For the blatherskites around Anteloper, this sounds as if Miles Davis had nibbled on the right stuff with his fellow musicians from Matmos on a round trip through Death Valley, to talk about the rhizomatic connections between Michel Foucault and the discography of Tangerine Dream afterwards. Where Jason Nazary drums himself into trepidation, Jaimie Branch trumpets him out again with Bitches Brew cascades. It’s a well-rehearsed team and all … but no wonder. The two of them have each collected more prizes for their playing than could ever be displayed on a faux chimney piece. But in times of climate crisis, body temperature is the only form of heating anyway. That’s no problem with these five Anteloper tracks!

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Anteloper
Pink Dolphins
from 27.99€