8prn | Time Waste EP
Patrick Holland, producing under the moniker 8prn, has been busy toiling away in the studio, perfecting his beats in anticipation for the release of his first EP, Time Waste, on Jellyfish Records. Three of the tracks from Time Waste have been floating around on Holland’s soundcloud for a couple of months now but after a few slight modifications and a trip to the mastering house these tunes compare in quality to those of past Nicolas Jaar releases- this EP would not seem out of place on the roster of Nico’s own imprint, Clown and Sunset.
Holland’s ability to seamlessly incorporate chopped-up vocal samples and organic elements into songs such as “Woman” and “King Of” place this young Vancouver beat-smith into the small category of electronic producers who are able to create visceral sounds brimming with soul and emotion. Though many try, this is a task that few are able to accomplish.
A standout track for me is Solow. It’s skittering beat and popping percussion are grounded by the tastefully detuned vocal sample and softened with the comforting tone of piano chords. Though comparisons are odious, I cannot help but be reminded of Mount Kimbie and James Blake‘s early work. Time Waste has been on heavy rotation on my speakers and it still holds weight after countless listens. Do yourself a favour and download the album- it’s available for free download for one week only. Also if you feel like seeing 8prn live check him out on November 3rd at The Waldorf for the Chapel Sound Takeover.
Download || Time Waste EP – 8prn