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Continua

Nosaj Thing

Continua

Label: Lucky Me

Genre: Electronica / Ambient / Experimental

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Los Angeles producer and artist Nosaj Thing returns with his fifth album, Continua - featuring a stellar ensemble cast including HYUKOH, Toro y Moi, Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead), serpentwithfeet, Sam Gendel, Coby Sey, Julianna Barwick, Mike Andrews, Slauson Malone, Pink Siifu, Panda Bear & Eyedress. In the five years since his last full length, Parallels, Jason W. Chung has proceeded through family health-scares and house break-ins: those tectonic shifts that help define our character. Throughout the recording, Jason referred to a photo he’d acquired the rights to, from fabled hip hop photographer Eddie Otchere. The image depicted an open road at dusk: somewhere remote, high in the West Highlands of Scotland. The image possesses an embodied, cinematic quality, begging the viewer to continue down the path can’t foresee. Consequently, Jason trucked forward gathering friends and likeminded artists across emerging Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul and the Avant Garde, patiently sculpting a record that encourages us to keep going.

“Nosaj Thing conjures nothing less than rapture." - John Parales, The New York Times 2022

"One of hip-hop’s preeminent modern minimalists, and the results are frequently sublime… assembled with almost architectural grace." - Pitchfork

Nosaj Thing's expertise in crafting exquisite soundscapes explain his journey through Los Angeles, from noise and punk shows at DIY venue The Smell, to his debut sets at Low End Theory, to shows with Toro y Moi, The xx and The Weeknd. Throughout, he has innovated with a live experiences conceived with Tokyo-based AV savant Daito Manabe. Chung's music carries such visceral humanity it feels like a disservice to refer to the 'mood' which pervades his records. But it's exactly that distinct mood which has made Nosaj Thing such a cult artists across his 16-year-deep discography. We Are (***) is the first single from a record that sees Chung's scope as composer, producer and arranger exceed expectation.