Airjob and Jaws That Bite release their latest collaborative album "T A C c a." . What started in the Fall of 2014 as three-song project evolved into a concise, meditative EP about nature and it’s effects on creativity.
“This entire EP is based around a Forest, and just the brain behavior that goes on when being surrounded by wildlife... the sort of calm it amplifies. Standing in the woods alone is what I think of when I think of the word "TACCA." It has a lot to do with the slower tempos, and overall softer feel to the EP."
This isn't the first project that JTB and Airjob have collaborated on. Previous albums include 2012's W↨‡͎CH_HUN† and 2014's c r i t t e r s, and the two have put out numerous editions of their digital zine The World's Strangest Grimes. When asked about their writing process, this is what Airjob had to share:
"All of these tracks were recorded while working together. All Tacca tracks are collaborative beats. Basically we link up at JTB's spot and burn one and cook up a couple tracks. We are usually just messing with a beat, adding parts back and forth, till we reach that head NOD point.”
The songs, which are mixed with Airjob’s signature lo-fi style, were mastered by Detroit producer and engineer, Eddie Logix, who took the sonics to a whole new level.
"Eddie Logix hooked it up with the masters. They came out way beyond what I thought they could be."
Tacca comes with a free digital zine created by Airjob and JTB, which serves as a bonus for those who download the album. A very limited run of 50 CDs will be available.
You can see Airjob performing at Division Gallery this Saturday for the YHS producer showcase “Sky Cuts,” and catch Jaws That Bite on a nine-city tour with fellow Detroit artists Mic Write, Mister and James Linck.
Words by Matt Black & Airjob