Following the aptly-named ‘Bedroom Tapes’ EP comes ‘Ugh’, a collection of tunes from Ebi Soda‘s first ventures into professional recording studios. The band have made sure to carry their DIY-centric identity with them, creating a beautifully-produced record with the band’s raw energy still at the forefront. Explosive drum grooves and a heavy-usage of electronic effects characterise the fluid jams we hear on ‘Ugh’, with the project’s opener ‘Ecchi’ setting the tone straight away as the song moves from upbeat dancey rhythms to a nightmare-inducing dub soundscape.
The ten-track project was recorded over a year from numerous different sessions, leading it to carry an air of sporadicity to it, with its genre-switching nature leading the band to consider it more of a mixtape than an album.
To coincide with the release of the mixtape, the band has shared a playlist with us featuring everything from Pa Salieu, The Colours That Rise, John Holt, Pinty, Tricky, Portishead and more.
Plug in and enjoy the playlist below 🙂
‘Ugh’ is out today via Sola Terra Records. Buy from Bandcamp.