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      Space People’s “Wet” Video is Clay-Assembled Cosmic Slop

      January 13, 2017

      Today marks the release of Wet, the new album from native New York producer and multi-instrumentalist Space People, on Brooklyn imprint Styles Upon Styles. The album spans 16 minutes across its six tracks, each its own mini-universe of spastic, wonky sound design teeming with samples and future funk...

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      Today marks the release of Wet, the new album from native New York producer and multi-instrumentalist Space People, on Brooklyn imprint Styles Upon Styles. The album spans 16 minutes across its six tracks, each its own mini-universe of spastic, wonky sound design teeming with samples and future funk flora.

      Accompanying the release is Space People's music video for the cosmic title track, which was made entirely with clay and the stop-motion technique. The clay sculptures—which come in a neon-glazed array of orange, magenta, lime green, turquoise, and golden yellow—pop against their bare black background as they spin and squeeze into formation.

      Space People tells THUMP over email, "Wet is a sound collage I made in 2016 with no purpose—just the joy of putting melodies and sounds together in an endearing way. Santi's video adds a perfect touch. I napped on his floor while he made it."

      Carrasquilla adds, "Clay and stop motion are two of my favorite mediums. When I proposed working with those as the general frame work for 'Wet,' Space People was fully supportive and it pretty much went from there. My main goal was to make alive, transformative sculptures that somehow mirrored specific sounds in the music."

      Watch Space People's "Wet" above. Wet is out now via Styles Upon Styles.

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