WATER BORDERS RELEASES DEBUT LP FOR TRI ANGLE RECORDS
HARBORED MANTRAS RELEASED OCT. 11, HEAR IT IN FULL NOW VIA THE FADER
LISTEN TO REMIXES OF "WHAT WIWANT" BY ITAL AND DAMU
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tri Angle Records released Harbored Mantras, the debut album by San Franciscan duo Water Borders, on CD, LP and digitally, earlier than expected - on 10/10 (UK) and 10/11 (US) to be exact.
Primarily inspired by their lifelong passion for 80s industrial legends Coil and the kind of underground UK dance productions often heard on Rinse FM, Harbored Mantras is a dense and dizzying soundworld; a dank, tribal and often disorientating dance record which, as the two piece state was intended to be, "a coalescence of digital and analog sounds and textures."
As well as looking to Coil and the UK dance scene for inspiration Harbored Mantras also incorporates a vast array of Water Border's influences including Gamelan rhythms, proto techno, Scott Walker, African drum patterns, dub, Popul Vuh and Glasser, who actually designed the artwork for the album.
To see what we mean for yourself, head over to The Fader, where Harbored Mantras is streaming in full. Additionally, FACT Magazine is hosting the premiere is Manchester producer Damu's remix of Harbored Mantras cut "What Wiwant", while Pitchfork is has the premiere of Ital's take on the track. Listen to all below.
STREAM: Harbored Mantras - http://www.thefader.com/2011/10/06/stream-water-borders-album-harbored-mantras/
MP3: "What Wiwant" (Damu Remix) - http://www.factmag.com/2011/10/06/water-borders-what-wiwant-damu-remix/
MP3: "What Wiwant" (Ital Remix) - http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/12603-what-wiwant-ital-remix/
MP3: "What Wiwant" - http://stereogum.com/757642/water-borders-what-wiwant-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/