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Exotica XL

by Sim Nagai

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    releases April 9, 2021

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    12" Black Vinyl (140g)
    Full Color Labels
    Polylined White Unprinted Innersleeves
    12" Premium 3mm Spined Sleeves 350gsm
    Cold Busted Sticker Included Inside Jacket
    Sealed in a Polywrap (Permanent/Tamper Proof) Sleeve

    Mastered & Lacquers Cut by Misjah@24Mastering
    Pressed at Mobineko

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    Includes digital pre-order of Exotica XL. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    digital album releases April 9, 2021
    item ships out on or around April 8, 2021
    edition of 250 
    Purchasable with gift card

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    Premium Ferric Tape
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    2-Panel J-Card - Printed Full Color Both Sides
    Full Colour Off set Printed Cassette Labels - Gloss
    Clear Norelco Cases
    Shrink Wrapped

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    Orders are not split into multiple packages due to the high costs of shipping. Please keep this in mind when purchasing pre-order items as you may want to place multiple orders to get specific releases faster. If your order contains more than one item the order will NOT ship until ALL items are in stock. More info about shipping and rates: shop.coldbusted.org/policies

    Includes digital pre-order of Exotica XL. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    ... more
    shipping out on or around April 9, 2021
    edition of 100 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 USD or more 

     

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    Full Colour Offset Printing
    Eco Wallet with Spine
    4 Panel Inside Opening Gatefold
    Aqueous Semigloss
    Glass Mastered Discs
    Shrink Wrapped

    Please make sure your Name & Address is listed in English Only as required by our Fulfillment Center. If not it will be cancelled.

    Orders are not split into multiple packages due to the high costs of shipping. Please keep this in mind when purchasing pre-order items as you may want to place multiple orders to get specific releases faster. If your order contains more than one item the order will NOT ship until ALL items are in stock. More info about shipping and rates: shop.coldbusted.org/policies

    Includes digital pre-order of Exotica XL. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    ... more
    shipping out on or around April 9, 2021
    edition of 200 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 USD or more 

     

1.
The Island
2.
If You Could See My Daydreams
3.
Douglas Firs 03:36
4.
Tropics 02:32
5.
Pacific Seashore
6.
Hiroshi Nagai Drawings
7.
Toucan
8.
Dragon Fruit
9.
10.
Takayama
11.
Corals
12.
13.
Summer Song

about

Sim Nagai specializes in imagined journeys to faraway places. The Belgian beat-maker finds inspiration from where he’s traveled as well as those places he’s yet to visit. Sim finds a connection with the ‘50s music genre of ‘exotica,’ a vintage flavor which aimed to sonically transport its listeners to distant locales. Sim takes on a similar mission with his debut album on Cold Busted, Exotica XL. Its 13 tracks convey rhythmic excursions to leisurely destinations — where palm trees shimmer in the wind and colorful birds fill the sky. Sim’s solid hip hop beat foundations accompany these visions, resulting in a distinctive style to be enjoyed by heads around the world.

The album opens with a familiar chord melody in “The Island” as waves gently crash in the sound-field. Guitars, birdcalls, and subdued drums channel a lazy day on the beach. There’s also the tougher rhythms of “Tropics,” featuring rousing strings and expressive atmospheres that’ll liven things up poolside. “Douglas Firs” proudly wears an inspiration from Twin Peaks on its sleeve, and “Toucan” seamlessly drops Asian-adjacent elements into its melodic stew. Things get jazzy and old school with the NYC-inspired “Body & Soul,” and “Takayama” brings out intricate drum patterns and synth work from Sim’s arsenal. With many more cuts and sounds to discover, Exotica XL is a first-class ticket to sunnier vibes.

credits

releases April 9, 2021

Recorded in Belgium
Produced and Arranged by Sim Nagai
All songs written by S. Demuynck
Mastered & Lacquers Cut by Misjah@24Mastering
Manufactured by Mobineko
Design by Vitamin D
Photos by Koen Demuynck
Executive Producer, Derrick Daisey
All works registered with Some Cutz Up (ASCAP)

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