Pepe. - Afterimages
Format: CD Album
Catalogue No.: UKM085
Release Date: 20th November 2020
Genre: Electronica/Dance (Dance)
02: Fade (feat. runforrest)
04: Mantra (feat. runforrest)
05: Look, it stopped raining
06: Zen (feat. Lena Osińska)
Limited Edition of 200 hand numbered copies.
Pepe. creates and records nostalgic lo-fi songs. Reaching beyond his own imagination, he is dabbing in the sounds of every genre close to him: rap, house, post-dubstep, UK garage; He also draws inspiration from field recordings. His characteristic style resonates both in his original productions as well in other artists' remixes.
Recent years brought in Pepe's collaboration with multiple artists like Rasmentalism (remix of "Lipsync" with Taco Hemingway), Sonar, Flirtini ("Places Without Things" EP, "Heartbreaks & Promises" vol. 3 and 4), Kamil Pivot and Himalaya Collective (The "Nebula" album was released in 2020 by U Know Me Records).
"Afterimages" consists of 8 songs inspired by my Grandma. Torn by various memories, I decided to put them into sounds to reflect the emotions that accompanied me every time I'd spend time with her. It is also an attempt to tame the hidden anger, the melancholy and the sadness caused by the passing of a loved one.
The author describes his album.
The musical layer is dominated by British sounds like Mount Kimbie, Actress or Gold Panda. Field recordings are mixed with samples and live instruments, creating a rich and emotional collage of lo-fi electronics. Guest performers on the record are: runforrest - one of the most interesting young voices in Poland, and Lena Osińska - songwriter and vocalist of the SONAR band with her amazingly sensual voice.
Mix and mastering was made by Paweł Bartnik (sound engineer and heavyweight.pro studio owner), album cover was designed by Beata BARRAKUZ Śliwińska - the artwork is a collage of Grandma's photos from Pepe's family archives. The videoclip "Fade" was produced by Mateusz Wołoczko.
The publisher, U Know Me Records, is an independent record label celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The Album "Afterimages" appears on digital and special CD version limited to 200 pieces.