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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited edition of 500 copies in tip-on cardboard sleeve. With hype-sticker on front. Also available from HHV: www.hhv.de/shop/en/item/ol-burger-beats-loft-845914

    Includes unlimited streaming of Loft via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Signed and Hand-Numbered Obi LP + CD
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Special edition limited to only 30 copies. Includes a numbered obi-strip, a hand-numbered and autographed insert with notes on each track and the 1:1 artwork printed on aquarelle paper, a Loft business card, as well as a CDr with the beats without the solo features. The CDs are unmastered, printed and burned by OBB in his Oslo studio. Comes in a sealed, heavy old-fashioned tip-on cardboard sleeve. The record itself is packed in a black innersleeve and the album is shipped in a resealable plastic sleeve.

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Loft is an instrumental hip hop album inspired by the free and spiritual jazz played by the New York loft movement of the 1960s and 1970s. A difficult time, where economic decline and poorhousing politics somehow led to some amazing, innovative music, often self-recorded to cassette tapes.

This music was recorded to tape on a loft as well, far away from the original loft scene. Written during the corona pandemic, this album also emerged from a difficult time. The do-it-yourself spirit and freedom of the loft movement inspired this process a lot, and it was recorded mostly with instruments from that era. There are no static BPMs or software instruments on this LP, everything is kept as analog and authentic as possible. Vintage electric pianos, tape loops and hardware effects emulate the sounds of the 1970s and the aesthetics of hip hop sampling.

The album features independent jazz legends Idris Ackamoor, Ralph Thomas and Wendell Harrison. Chicago-born Idris Ackamoor was a founding member of The Pyramids, an influential jazz ensemble that was formed in the 1970s, and still releases critically acclaimed music today. Another Chicago musician, multi-instrumentalist Ralph Thomas is best knownfor his 1980 cult-classic album Eastern Standard Time. Detroit-native Wendell Harrison founded the important record label and jazz collective Tribe Records, and, like Ralph Thomas, also performed together with Sun Ra among many others. All three musicians have been very inspiring to me, and are important to the legacy of free and spiritual jazz. I’m so grateful and honored to have them featured on these loft tapes.

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released January 21, 2022

Manufactured & distributed by HHV.

Ralph Thomas plays flute, alto saxophone and vibraphone.
Wendell Harrison plays clarinet, bass clarinet and tenor saxophone.
Idris Ackamoor plays tenor saxophone.

Ol’ Burger Beats plays: Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer 200A electric pianos, Sequential Prophets, ARP Odyssey and Moog synthesizers, ring modulator and delay pedals, tape loops, vinyl percussion samples, drum machines and various percussion instruments.

Recorded in Vatne and Oslo, Norway in 2020.

Written, produced and mixed by Ol' Burger Beats.
Mastered by Sven Friederichs
Artwork by Ole-Birger Neergård

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Norwegian producer and beatmaker. Jazzy sample-based beats.

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