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Rain EP

by Bicep

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Bicep's Rain EP comes flanked by a new video for Rain– or, “video mulch”, in the words of director Luke Wyatt, AKA Torn Hawk. A producer, DJ and NTS host, his video uses old film footage, edited together and overlaid with glitching VHS and computer generated images. Snakes and mazes repeatedly crop up, nodding to a complex web of allusions which – including the concept of kundalini, whose roots are in eastern spiritualism – tie together the disparate source material composing the video. “As we ditch our snake legacy and find a way out of the maze, eureka moments fall down in a constant soft rain,” further explains Wyatt.

Rain is backed by a new track ‘Helix’, which pairs warm synth brushstrokes with terse, bleepy modular sequences. ‘Helix’ also receives a vinyl release as the B side to the excellent Four Tet remix of Opal.

Released on Ninja Tune, ‘Bicep’ was heralded as one of the best-realised dance music albums of 2017, going in at #20 in the UK album charts. It channeled a many-sided, personal gamut of club music influences – including (but not limited to) house, garage, ambient and breakbeat – into an album that’s as innovative as it is well-schooled in music, successfully striking that elusive sweet spot: making dancefloor-minded creations that work just as well for home listening. Bicep are currently working on new music….

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released April 11, 2018

2018, Ninja Tune

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