object (feat lawrence english)


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QS153 /

Object sees Australian sonic experimentalist, Lawrence English cut a fresh pathway into the foliage-ridden realm of leftfield hip-hop beatscapes.
Tipping his hat to movements such as NYC's swelling Rooftop Music community, contemporary hip-hop, Jamaican Dancehall and abstract electronics, English'swork as Object seeks out the unfamiliar and the submerged. Object draws together the overlooked elements of many styles and clashes them together in a controlled explosion of rhythm, texture and composition. Based in Brisbane, Australia - a place known to most as the gateway to the sunny post-Los Angeles themed lands of the Gold Coast, Object (known to friends and family as Lawrence English) has been contributing uncharacteristic sonic debris to the soundscapes of the region for almost ten years.
In that time, his work has shifted focus, moving between various extremes and has seen him spawn a multitude
of guises, each equipped to address a differing stylistic form and approach.

It's now 2002 and English is reminded about tracks scripted a year earlier with Sydney based vocalist Quro. A timely reminder indeed, as English had been spending several months that year working on a number of beat-oriented pieces for an as yet unknown project. Calling on Quro for a collaboration on another two pieces, the core of Pandemic was already well in place. Before long, the remainder of the record had taken shape, with elements of the disc coming together whilst English undertook various improvisations and performances in Tokyo and London in early 2003.

In essence Object's Pandemic explores the fallout of hip-hop. It seeks out what lies between the beats and aims to explore rhythm in unusual ways.Interested more in the implications of rhythm (shown clearly on tracks such as Horizon and Be Seeing You that loosely draw influence from the riddims of Jamaican Dancehall), than the actual presence of the beat structures themselves, Object rearranges the nature of traditional frameworks - yet is still invested with the memory of scenes explored by those that have travelled before.

Lawrence English aka Object




01 Horizon
02 Subtext (Courage/Hope)
03 Momentary Flare
04 Fluid Notes
05 Insideout
06 Kappa
07 Be Seeing You
08 Floating
09 Lapse
10 Fallout

written & produced by Lawrence English
Lyrics & Vocals by QURO