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John T. Gast

Exile (12")

Exile (12")

Label: Men Scryfa
Cat No: SCREFYS002

Media condition: NEW
Sleeve condition: NEW
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John T. Gast - Exile

A1. Gunpowder 3:39
A2. Jah Zeus 6:11

B1. Son Of Thunder 5:08
B2. Exile 7:51


John T. Gast - Exile

368 copies. Limited one time press. Recorded and Mixed on the Greek Island of Evia, Winter 2012-13.

This one actually came out in 2013 and seems to be as rare as hen's teeth these days - luckily we managed to source a few remaining copies direct from Men Scryfa. And as it's one of our favourite releases to drop over these last few years we thought we'd give it pride of place - it really is something special.

Following productions for Hype Williams and some under-the-radar self-released CD-Rs as Henny Moan, the enigmatic Gast dropped this bombshell. Not sticking to any one theme, Exile kicks things off with the aptly titled 'Gunpowder' - harrowing industrial synth lines and rain storms collide, sounding like an unmanned Skynet factory going haywire.

Next up is one for the dance - 'Jah Zeus' is a bowel shattering take on the weighty 90s UK dub sound - think Jah Shaka, Aba Shanti-I etc. It ably lives up to its name with weapons-grade kick drums, thunder crash snares and a stark, gnarly, snake charmy melody weaving in and out of it all. Lots of tracks are labelled mutant dancehall these days but not many people are doing it like this and certainly not as heavy.

The flipside serves up another storm of industrial sci-fi with 'Son of Thunder' before calming things down with the title track. 'Exile' is a 180 degree turn but maybe our favourite of the bunch - starting off with a perfect, piano-driven Dennis Wilson loop before adding in calming, layered synths and guitar (think 'Betrayed In The Octagon' era Oneohtrix Point Never) before stirring it all  into a gentle swirling close. Lovely.

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