8​.​20

by Held

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    - Ink Imprint
    - Printed J-Card
    - Clear Norelco Case
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  • The Solo Tape Bundle includes:
    - Kid Smpl - Pattern Fallen
    - Held - 8.20
    - Sangam & Kid Smpl - Dwelling Descender
    - Ruined Spirit - Black Metal's Redemptive Arc

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    Kid Smpl - Pattern Fallen tape details:
    - Black C30
    - Ink Imprint
    - Printed J-Card
    - Black Norelco Case
    - Labeled Black Bag
    - Sticker Included

    Held - 8.20 tape details:
    - Orange C30
    - Ink Imprint
    - Printed J-Card
    - Clear Norelco Case
    - Labeled Black Bag
    - Sticker Included

    Sangam & Kid Smpl - Dwelling Descender tape details:
    - Clear Purple Cassette
    - Hand Marble Swirled
    - Printed Sticker Label
    - Printed J-Card
    - Clear Case
    - Labeled Black Bag
    - Sticker Included

    Ruined Spirit - Black Metal's Redemptive Arc tape details:
    - Clear Cassette
    - Printed Sticker Label
    - Printed J-Card
    - Clear Case
    - Labeled Black Bag
    - Sticker Included

    Dwelling Descender & Black Metal's Redemptive Arc tapes produced by New Motion (newmotion.ca)
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about

DISPLAY returns in 2019 with the second iteration of their SOLO series, featuring album length work parsed out into the label’s signature 10-15 minute compositions. DISPLAYSOL002 comes courtesy of Held, the latest project to emerge from Kid Smpl’s ever-expanding universe. 8.20 is organized into four quadrants, a slowly growing field of sound constantly riffing on natural and digital ecologies.

Built on a language of dissonant euphoria, the first half of the release, titled “Click Anatomy”, skews between legibility and anguished melancholy with ghostly visages entering the fray and leaving just as quickly. “The Hatch” and “First Collab + Fanuc Drum Solo” build out 8.20’s second half with Held exploring deeper ecstatic veins and insectile internal rhythms.

As an introductory statement, 8.20 strays away from the solid for a more fluid approach, enmeshing countless fibrous layers into its structure. DISPLAY and Kid Smpl fans will recognize thematic elements, but the album sets out for new territory and the Held alias is set to be home for a whole set of divergent ambient languages.

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Written, recorded & mastered by Joey Butler AKA HELD
Recorded in Seattle, Washington during August & September 2018
Artwork & Design layout by Joey Butler

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released February 8, 2019

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DISPLAY Seattle, Washington

DISPLAY is a sub-label of Symbols curated by Kid Smpl. The label aims to showcase long form single-track musical explorations. Guest artists are asked to create an original piece with a single constraint: a 10-15 minute run time. The results can be found in digital format as well as on limited-run split cassettes. ... more

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