Is That Light You Carry?

by Third Culture Kings

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    A1. Sunshine For Sadie
    A2. From The Womb To The Moon
    A3. Sharp As Glass
    A4. Ghost Lust
    A5. Won't Let It Happen

    B1. Done & Gone
    B2. SevenSlayers
    B3. Higher Than The Sun
    B4. Is That Light You Carry?

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    1. Sunshine For Sadie
    2. From The Womb To The Moon
    3. Sharp As Glass
    4. Ghost Lust
    5. Won't Let It Happen
    6. Done And Gone
    7. SevenSlayers
    8. Flamingo
    9. Higher Than The Sun
    10. Is That Light You Carry?
    11. Time Is Golden Righteous

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    A1. Sunshine For Sadie
    A2. From The Womb To The Moon
    A3. Sharp As Glass
    A4. Ghost Lust
    A5. Won't Let It Happen
    A6. Done & Gone

    B1. SevenSlayers
    B2. Flamingo
    B3. Higher Than The Sun
    B4. Is That Light You Carry?
    B5. Time Is Golden Righteous
    B6. Love Come Down

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Is That Light You Carry?’ is the debut record from Third Culture Kings, a new project led by Jan Johansen (Glorybox) and Alap Momin (dälek). Filtering classic vibes through modern interpretation, 3CK reimagine The Velvet Underground or Leonard Cohen as if they had been mixed by King Tubby and Afrika Bambaataa, all the while incorporating influences as diverse as Indian drone, early 80’s synth pads and Miami booty bass.

Still, it’s worth noting that there’s nothing about these recordings that’s rooted in the past: nearly every sound on the record - sans lead vocals and guitar – was created or recorded directly to an iPhone. Momin created the beats, bass and majority of synth lines on his device, while Johansen then recorded backing vocals, second guitar, vibraphone, piano, horns, rhodes, and melodica as voice memos on his that were eventually dropped on top of the finished tracks.

Cuts like ‘Seven Slayers’ send you on an arcane descent into alien subterranea, while ‘Sunshine For Sadie’ floats you across a dreamy, space-like universe. Elsewhere in tracks like ‘Flamingo’ and ‘Higher’, rock and roll guitars are juxtaposed with rattlesnake drums, creating ambient desert soundscapes perfect for an imagined intergalactic western. Throughout the record, hypnotic layers of sound and ambient psychedelics grip you to an electric-folk universe in which slow bubbling beats are matched with woozy flourishes and gently propellant melodies.

credits

released August 18, 2017

Recorded and Mixed at Uptown Mixers, Harlem,
NY November 2013 - June 2014. 
All songs written by Jan Johansen and Alap Momin.
Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Alap Momin.
All rights reserved. Asphault Pavement Songs (SESAC).
Cover Art: Alexandra Momin

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Third Culture Kings New York, New York

Veteran performers who’ve outlasted endless trends and toured the world for the better part of the last two decades, Third Culture Kings aren’t afraid to stretch the boundaries of style. The eclectic, yet cohesive group of songs in their live shows complement bills featuring everything from shoegaze to commercial R&B.

3CK is Jan Johansen (GLORYBOX) & Alap Momin (dälek)
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