EAT OR BE EATEN: three tracks of chill hypnotic-grooves, collaged keyboard synth-pop and positive-affirmations in music. The title track, "Eat or Be Eaten", a sample-driven skank where sub-aquatic arps lurk beneath triumphant flute leads nagged on by vamping Juno-chords.
"Night Business" a bopping synth-pop anthem, Power Nap as protagonist exclaiming the virtues of nocturnal commerce. A droll observation slowly revealing itself to be a cosmic vision-quest, exploding the idea of AfterDark™ headphone independence.
Book ending the EPs exploration of production and process as concept, is "Abstract Pizza", a throbbing analog synth work-out. Storming bass-lines layered with curious and probing arpeggiation conversing with each other in an alien yet EBM-inducing language.
POWER NAP is Chris Cudby, one half of New Zealand synth-duo GOLDEN AXE (See also Liquid Bacon out on AMDISCS goldenaxe.bandcamp.com/album/liquid-bacon)
. EAT OR BE EATEN is the follow up to 2012's JUST DO IT, also out via CMR (crystalmagic.bandcamp.com/album/just-do-it
EAT OR BE EATEN is a concept-record riffing on Production, each track playing with a distinct process of music making, from track ones sample driven grooves, to In-Box VST instrument-emulation net-pop to the tactile workouts produced by hardware synthesisers. Elevating the EP from artsy-concept is POWER NAP'S unique ability to imbue his productions with a strong POP narrative whilst intrepidly exploring more OUT THERE environs. Glued together with humanistic mundane work-place observations and augmented with the swell and crash of WAVE-FORM generators.
released 30 August 2013
Artwork Concept by Chris Cudby
Sleeve Artwork by Fraser Austin
All Songs by Power Nap
Thanks to Fraser Austin and Daif King for use of his Waveform Generator.