stream machinedrum and braille's second full length sepalcure lp, 'folding time'

Out May 20 on Scuba's Hotflush Recordings, i-D streams the duo's forthcoming LP in full.

by James Hutchins
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18 May 2016, 8:54pm

From the moment you hit play on the opening track of Folding Time, you can tell there's something special about it. As the emotion, pride, and purpose all move in, you get a real sense this record was crafted with a passion for the sounds that influenced it.

Bonding over their shared penchant for 90s R&B and house vocals, Travis Stewart (aka Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma (aka Braille) combined their individual production pallets and started releasing music as Sepalcure in 2010, dropping the Love Pressure EP on Scuba's Hotflush Recordings. 

The second full length from the pair, Folding Time, opens up with blissful guitar licks and smooth seductive vocals from Canadian singer Rochelle Jordan, laying down the foundations for what's to come for the record. Fusions of footwork, dub, broken beat and futuristic pop all lay in wait, effortlessly fused together by intricate percussion and perfectly placed melodies.

The album, apparently formed over many bottles of whiskey, is made up of both new tracks and a selection of revived numbers, brought out from the studio vaults. "Folding Time was an exercise in connecting the dots between our past and the present" the pair told i-D, "It felt like we were connecting the present with the past, going through each session was like digging through old memories."

Out this Friday, May 20, stream the full album below and pre-order your copy here.

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