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.
AV003LP: Intriguant - Spirits
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When it comes to the relationship between electronic music and its interaction with Singapore, we always find the theme of longing connectivity through its panorama even within the many concrete walls and high-rises we have grown accustomed to living in. With Spirits, Intriguant takes the role of an observer and explores the landscapes of many different cultures and sounds that have taken habitat past and present.
Driven by hauntingly futuristic break-beats of the 90s, shaped 808s, imagined club sounds of dancing folks, bass-heavy textures reminiscent of Burial, Spirits is both for the late-night vanguards and personal home listening rooms. Intriguant's third album encompasses his experiences as an artist most vividly, highlighting his ability to use the flexibility of electronic music to link floating ideas to the physical world.
AV002LP: .gif - Hail Nothing
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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AV001LP: Fauxe - Ikhlas
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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