LITO AKARI - TIME IS ONLY SPACE AND SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT
Release: 29.11.2019 // BLOCK003
Lito Akari's debut album is the narrative of extraterrestrial life arriving on planet earth. Nothing will ever be the same. It's a beat odyssey into the unknown through time and space of the infinite universe. Floating synthesizers and distorted tape deck sounds, atmospheric vocals over crackling vinyl and organic basses - Lito Akari creates weightlessness, infused with frilly drums, Lo-Fi beats drifting off to classic breaks and pumping West Coast vibes.
The unconventional producer with German-Turkish roots blurs the boundaries between sample based production and life instrumentation. Fragmented sound recordings of contemporary witnesses lead through this experimental journey. The consistent mood of the concept album is also underlined visually with artwork and video art in his own handwriting.
20 instrumental hip hop tracks on 12" vinyl (w/ obi-strip) with features from Apples, Dexter, DJ Vinylizt and Lazer. 300 copies limited.
Side A - Hybris
The infinity of the universe. An extraterrestrial research mission emerges from a black hole - a passage between the worlds - and begins its travel to planet earth. One of the ships crashes upon arrival. The remaining spaceships explore the planet, abducting people for research purposes, leaving behind an array of astonishment and paranoia. UFO sightings are increasing, but the authorities deny it. Meanwhile, the aliens decode human biology and are able to create a hybrid: The Missing Link. The future is coming.
Side B - Nemesis
Suddenly, world order is falling apart, and faith in humanity is lost when the subsequent alien fleet arrives. Attempts to explain any and all of it, and conspiracy theories wind up in delusion, chaos, fear, pain and vanitas in the presence of the unknown and overpowering. The discovery of a black hole sparks new hope and enlightenment: Time Is Only Space And Sky Is Not The Limit. And so the newly united humanity begins a final journey. The story finds its end with the silence in the passage through space and time - or is the end just the beginning?
TRACKLIST & CREDITS
A01 In The Stars
A05 Terra Incognita
A06 In Limbo
A07 Paranoid Humanoid
A09 The Missing Link feat. Lazer
B10 Sun Gods
B11 Deus X Machina
B12 The New World Disorder feat. Apples
B14 In Arcadia feat. Dexter
B16 Time Is Only Space
B17 And Sky Is Not The Limit
B18 The Passage
B20 The Present Is The Past Of The Future
Mix & Master by Dexter
Artwork by Lito Akari himself