Any devout fan of Melbourne, Australia’s acclaimed experimental soul outfit Hiatus Kaiyote will surely share a deep emotional connection to the solo music of drummer Clever Austin (aka Perrin Moss). Over the past seven years–in between studio sessions and international tours with the band–the self-taught musician and electronic producer has released four mixtapes of brilliant instrumental music, expanding upon the ethereal, more experimental side of Hiatus Kaiyote.
Last week, Clever Austin announced his debut album, Pareidolia, with a brand new single featuring soul artist on-the-rise Jon Bap. Bap’s own productions and solo tracks closely mirror the jazz-addled rhythms and broken beat flow of Clever Austin’s current sound–so this collaboration is one for the ages. The forthcoming full-length, due out March 15 via Wondercore Island, will also feature rapper-producer-vocalist Georgia Anne Muldrow and local Melbourne artists CAZEAUX OSLO and Laneous.
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