Body Meat - Year Of The Orc
Catalogue No.: BODYMEATYOT01
Release Date: 26 Nov 2021
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B
Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Body Meat, aka Christopher Taylor, presents his new EP, ‘Year of the Orc’. These songs are a celebration of himself and other outsiders breaking the mould.
“The EP title is about having acceptance in myself,” Taylor explains. “I’m an orc, I’ve never been very popular, I don’t have a specific aesthetic or genre or anything. I’m cool with laying low and creating and I surround myself with people who believe the same thing. It’s me and my orcs taking over!”
Written and recorded in his apartment in Philadelphia, ‘Year of the Orc’ will, for many, be an introduction to an artist who stretches, re-configures and defies genre in a way that plays with atypical rhythmic structure with a breathless fluidity.
Taylor cites everything from “getting back into Boyz II Men” to the dense, glottal production of Jlin as touchstones while writing, and that deft balance of thick percussive undergrowth with hyperpop smarts is immediately apparent.
“Sifting through the wreckage of genre touchstones, Body Meat uses the musical language of right now to point toward possible futures.” - Pitchfork
“No two pummelling blips of Christopher Taylor’s sound alike” - The FADER
“Mind-bending” - Resident Advisor
“Body Meat serves up one of the year’s most refreshing and singular projects” - COLORS
Press - Reviews & features in Pitchfork, CLASH, FLOOD.
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