Serenely Skeptical

by Spelunks

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Drtij Dzienz
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Drtij Dzienz CAN, Beat Happening, and LCD Soundsystem were having a contest to see who could drink the most shots of bongwater. Spelunks walked in and out of nowhere won the whole damn thing! Favorite track: Endless Foodcourt.
  • Compact Disc
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Ltd. Edition full colour-printed CD-R with sleeve printed on archival card included in a durable PVC sleeve.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Serenely Skeptical via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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"Serenely Skeptical" is six tracks of quest-ready grooves, layered vocal-sample-percussion and bubbling FMV-guided-tour/click-to-enter arpeggiation. A curated environ where droll lyrical reflections cascade off the intimate desk-lamp-lit interior of Spelunks' mindscape/bedroom. Accompanied by his fellow adventurers: parallax bass lines, Konk-esque grooves and heartbeat kick drums. Join Spelunks as he ventures inwards to a realm where curious synths manifest and swell querying its procedural stereo-headphone expanse. Kinetic mood-music for the reflective psychonaut. Bedroom Big Beat for the desktop bound and woeful-adventurer.

"Spelunks" is the experimental-adventure-jazz pseudonym of one James Grant, proprietor of Melbourne-based CDR label "Vinyl Only Tapes"( ) and sometimes techno-artist "Abstract Mutation". A bedroom-producer with a keen interest in computer-video gaming and a casual observer of bass as a transcendental conduit.

Serenely Skeptical is uniquely located on that fuzzy-intersection between self-reflection and self-affirmation manifest through rhythmical due-process. Effortlessly joining the continuum of modern bedroom composers constructing pop-songs out of found-sound-presets, looping them into meaningful weary manifestos for a side-scrollers' soul-searching. Questioning through futile self-expression, venturing onward whilst remaining Serenely Skeptical.


released August 15, 2013

Sleeve Design by Fraser Austin & James Grant
Mastering by Fraser Austin

All songs by Spelunks




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