Kupu Kupu

by Cy Gorman

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    Limited edition of 32 copies, each one lovingly cut in the New Zealand countryside by legendary lathe cutter Peter King, whose credits include the Beastie Boys and many others. See Peter cutting records here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG3u0Sh9PL4. Note that lathe cut records are a lo-fi format that differs from vinyl records. They are 'cut' in real time rather than being 'pressed' with a metal stamper. They have shallower grooves so you need a good stylus and may need to adjust the tonearm weight (heavier at the needle end) and reduce anti-skating on your turntable.

    Each felt sleeve insert is a different colour with a sewn on Heard and Felt fabric tag.

    4 tracks on the record (+ you get the 5 tracks to download and stream):
    A1. Hati Hati (feat. Sophia Davis)
    A2. Hipgnosis
    B1. Rasbhari Killah
    B2. Hold

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Twisted Soul 'Always delving into something fresh and different this EP is a stunning return from Gorman, and an absolute must listen!'
Garth Trinidad, KCRW 'Big fan of Cy … Loving the new EP … will be in rotation.'
+ support from JJJ, Jamie Strong (Innovative Leisure), Kira Neris, Andrew Jervis (Bandcamp Weekly), Tahira, Simon Caldwell (Mad Racket), Daz-I-Kue, Le Mellotron, Jazzmadass, Dobo Marzov (Radio Varna), Stinky Jim (95bFM), Agent J (Groovement/Reform Radio), Kerem Gokmen (Dubmission WYEP), Ketch a Vibe, Spotify Fresh Finds.

Audio-visual, electronic-acoustic, spiritual-physical, vocal-instrumental. Multi-faceted Melbourne artist Cy Gorman represents these dualities and many more, with projects including sound and light spectrum therapy, virtual reality, film, projection mapping and most importantly for us, music.

Cy has explored the intersection of latin, beats and synths on his previous releases for Heard and Felt as well as remixes for Los Charly's Orchestra and recently San Lazaro (Hope Street Recordings). These releases have earned him praise and plays from Mixmag, Gilles Peterson, Jazzy Jeff, KCRW, Soil & Pimp Sessions, Richard Kingsmill (Triple J), Rob Luis (Tru Thoughts), Lance Ferguson, Toshio Matsuura, Jay Scarlett and Andrew Jervis.

On the Kupu Kupu EP, recorded in Melbourne, London and Bali, he turns his attention to more Asian influences. Hati Hati starts with a streetwise 808 beat which takes a summery turn with the addition of ukelele and vocals in both English and Indonesian ('hati hati kupu kupu' means 'take care butterfly'). The moody, epic Rasbhari Killah is like a Wu Tang-produced soundtrack for a Bollywood martial arts film. Hipgnosis mixes a more Afro-Cuban rhythm with some surprising samples for a tune that could be uptempo or downtempo depending on your perspective. An Ennio Styles edit keeps it raw and more on the uptempo side. Finally, Hold is a nearly acoustic ballad with some subtle electronic touches, like James Blake or Gabriel Garzon-Montano hit the chipmunk button.


released October 27, 2017

Cy Gorman 'Kupu Kupu'

Written, performed, produced & engineered by Cy Gorman
Co-writing: Sophia Davis (1)
Vocals: Cy Gorman (1,3,4), Sophia Davis (1), Ladi Abundance (backing vocals, 1), Arushi Singh (3), Sonam Gaychen Wangdi (3), Chrissi Deralas (backing vocals, 4)
Electric Guitar: Bede Hemanta Eagle (3)
Translations & guidance: Astu Wijaya (1)
Additional engineering: Dustin McLean (3)
Mastering: Lachlan Carrick @ Moose Mastering


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Melbourne record label curated by Ennio Styles. Felt images. Jazz, electronic, soul, beats and more from Tamil Rogeon, Wu Kush, Cy Gorman, Opolopo, Juxtpose, Daniel Crawford, Christian Vance, etc.

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