O$VMV$M – MEMORYZ OV U
Post-Rave traumas, factory hangovers, film-score abstractions, dusty tape-reels... The music of O$VMV$M is a culmination of late night sessions between two Young Echo members, an abstracted anagram of $VM ‘Neek’ Barrett and VMO$ Childs (one half of Jabu). Musically speaking, each of the artists discography is pretty much at opposite ends, but there is a common thread to be found – Wether it’s a background in Grime and an incline for 90’s rave music, or the raw attitude of Jazz and early Hip Hop mixed with the sensibilities of modern Rap – the attitude to creating something entirely different from it’s original source remains... Release info: 28mins of running time. Orange cassette, printed onbody. Packaged with tracklist insert and fold-out inlay – designed by Sam Barrett and Amos Childs. After long days at the Factory and hectic weekends in over-crowded clubs, over the last year or so, the two have been meeting up, splicing tapes, stealing audio from dusty records and films, laboriously cutting and pasting fragments of sound into something unique. Treated as a selection of snippets and ideas, the tracks remain raw and meaningful without loss of intention through over-produced arrangements. It is introvert loop-based music, with the ferric quality of the process revealing endless textures throughout it’s play, at times weightless and elevating, before sinking right back into the deepest of depths.