Co-founder of Brooklyn’s Discwoman crew, Umfang, will make her debut on Ninja Tune’s Technicolour imprint with Symbolic Use Of Light on 16th June.
The album came into fruition through the process of recording tracks in live takes with the use of a couple of Boss DR 202s, an x0xb0x and Korg Volca FM synth for the occasional “alien noise,” with minimal post-production -only for quick corrections.
The record was not made with an album narrative in mind – tracks are a mix of old and new, produced in batches distinct to her frame of mind at the time of recording.
“My process is really about sitting down and seeing what happens – it becomes a time-capsule of whatever works from that time period” she explains. “I want people to know that it’s accessible and that I taught myself and that you can learn too.”
Listen to the first single “Weight” from Umfang’s Symbolic Use Of Light:
1. Full 1
3. Symbolic Use Of Light
4. Where Is She
8. Wingless Victory
9. Full 2