The Ultramajic duo ready a new EP.
Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum will reunite as JETS for an EP entitled The Chants, which press materials describe as a “a long-scattered sketchbook of songwriting confidence that the pair have filled with drawings of cosmic rhythms, experimental sounds and other analogue obsessions.”
“Our first record was more of us finding out space and creating a new environment of sound to work with. This release was much more about exploring the building of our creation,” the pair write.
“We spent a lot of time on the sounds, which were mostly from digital hardware sources. We also focused on the recording process more than ever, as we mixed the record on mastering equipment and experimented with bouncing parts onto tape.”
The Chants is due out on May 11 via Edgar’s Ultramajic imprint, and it features Jamie Lidell’s vocal performance on ‘U-N-I’. Stream the title track below; the tracklist and tour dates follow.
A1) ‘The Chants’
B1) ‘Pyrite Blue’
B2) ‘Pink Beat’
5/25 – Movement Festival / Detroit, MI
5/30 – We Love Green Festival / Paris, FR
6/6 – Parklife Festival / Manchester, UK
6/18 – Sonar Festival / Barcelona, ES