• M. Quake - Annie U R A Bird

M. Quake - Annie U R A Bird

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T.Manek aka M.Quake at it again, sinking into loved up dub abyss, following up that excellent Eartha Kitten rework 'Fall In Love with Yourself'  from 2020, with 'an auspicous return on Valentine's Day' with a sprawling, fuzzed out chopped & srewed digi-dancehall beat that strides through swamps of bass reverberation and watery pads, dreamy reverbs and echoes that swirl around the cool sway of 'Jonnine Standish on vocals, who -  in keeping with the theme of these M.Quake releases on Purely Physical - is channeling Annie Lennox’s ‘Little Bird' with a new rendition.

Served in a twist of the reggae / dub 12" style, with the extended vocal / discomix on the A side, and an extra stripped and tripped dub instrumental excursion on the flip,focusing on the rhythm, and all the submerged dub effects trickery, Jonnnine's voice left to sing in our memory, leaving new space for rhythm exploration, with a long form, basic channel meets Upsetters aesthetic perhaps, which, just as the 8ish min vocal/dub cut on the A side, could happily play for longer than it's 10 mins run time. You can do the maths, but Annie R U A Bird ends up running for almost 20 mins total spin time, whilst still sounding nice & phat on a full side of the wax, each - so you do really get bang for your buck on this record - it's a satsifying disc to play fro start to finish, to really zone in.

we'd highly recommend adding this one to your pile - you won't regret it if you're into anything from HTRK, YL Hooi, Gaia Tones, Jabu, Basic Channel, Scientist, SKRSINTL, you get the drift. 

More info on the world of M.Quake -
"A major player in the Melbourne/Naarm underground scene, Tarquin has released an array of solo music (LST, Silzedrek, Static Cleaner Lost Reward); co-produced albums with YL Hooi and Carla dal Forno; played in cult groups Kallista Kult and F ingers; and appeared on labels like A Colourful Storm, Low Company, Blackest Ever Black and Efficient Space."

M. Quake - Annie U R A Bird (Ft. Jonnine)
Limited 12″.
Released February 14th, 2024
All music written, produced, recorded, and mixed by Tarquin Manek
Vocal and lyrics by Jonnine Standish
Mastered by Kassian Troyer @ D&M Berlin
Design by Valya YL Hooi & Tarquin Manek
Photo by Agnieszka Polska
Distributed by Rush Hour


Annie U R A Bird (Ft. Jonnine)