Lithe – Gabba Charm
Released November 25 2020 via CLMxGUN
CLMxGUN present ‘Chain of Whispers’. A two-fold EP exploring further collaborative production processes.
“Like a murmur in the wind, a secret being delivered from ear to ear, it is born from a playful approach to sound manipulation and its transformation when passed from one hand to another. An embodiment of how music can be altered by each and every contribution.”
Through a defined set of constraints based on the Telephone game, the concept is simple : an artist made a track that was sent to another one, who produced a new track based on the initial one, and then sent it to a third person who couldn’t hear the previous contributions. So on and so forth. A continuous cycle of appropriation and re-interpretation.
From this experiment resulted two 7-track EPs, two chains which gathered 11 artists, each with their own identity and their own input. With each new link in the chain, the sound mutates, speeds up or slows down – some of its elements are exacerbated, while others are concealed or juxtaposed to new ones.
The stand out track to us is part of the first the first chain of tracks and comes from one of our favourite artists Lithe. We were instantly drawn to the eb and flow of drum patterns used throughout the production, giving you just enough chance to gather your breath.