The re-making of the older EP "Black Mambo"; with KWES remixes, Glass Animals brings you "ZABA(Pools EP)".
The project is influenced by the South London bass scene and gives heed to a plait of artists like the electronic: Golden Antlers; and the soulful: James Blake x Anthony and the Johnsons.
Glass Animals blends modal samples that are cultural -instrumentally, with a faddy nonchalant nature that is completely taking.
ZABA follows excursions in world music, based on a childhood storybook, the album is "like a backdrop of man-made wilderness", says founding member, Dave Bayley. It's sexy and wild, with a modish chic aesthetic. "Pools" has a few versions and we're offering a stream of the KWES remix version below.
Glass Animals is a quartet of friends who collaborated with the recordings in bedroom studios and eventually brought it in, to Paul Epworths studio for the final touches on the production. Touring the US and select cities in Canada this summer/fall, you can catch them live at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern on September 12 or Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret on September 29th.
This offering hints towards Bayley's affections for Dr. Dre, Kanye West and Timbaland but it keeps it's own likeness and it is, in my opinion, soulful confetti that wins my affections too.