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TAV Records

 

In 2019, The Analog Vault marked its foray as an independent record label with the establishment of TAV Records.

While not genre limited, TAV Records aims to focus on releases showcasing emerging and progressive sounds by Asian artists rooted in the musical styles of jazz, hip hop, soul, or electronic. 

 

Following the acclaim of their past releases, .gif's sophomore LP HAIL NOTHING still showcases the haunting vocals, deft lyricism and obsidian production that has become their distinctive sound. The album is named after a line in Ernest Hemingway' s A Clean Well Lighted Place - "Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee." 

The duo digs deeper on HAIL NOTHING; an ode to chaos and nothingness, a love song to the void. Expanding on their synth-driven soundscapes, haunting vocals and poignant lyrics, the album also features guests Bani Haykal and Usaama Minhas.

The Analog Vault is supremely honoured to be working with .gif for their first-ever vinyl release on TAV Records. 

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Kicking off our first release is "Ikhlas", a contemporary ode to Malaysian music produced by Singapore-based experimental hip-hop and freeform artist Fauxe.

Having spent the last 6 years of his life in dedication to his craft, Fauxe is one of the few artists in Singapore that continuously pushes the boundaries of music through his experimentation across different musical styles.

Ikhlas is an exploration of the Kuala Lumpur music scene told with samples from traditional Malaysian music. Inspired by an eight month visit to Malaysia, this 30-minute album is a true modern ode to the sonic legacy of the country. Ikhlas covers a wide range of styles through the roots of hip hop, disco and the use of breakbeat inspired textures.

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