Teebs - Ardour


“Everything he does is gold, he does HIS thing, always has and I suspect, always will.”

- Dimlite

This October, Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder imprint will release the first album by Mtendere Mandowa, AKA Teebs.

Born in New York to Malawi and Barbadian parents, the 23-year-old producer was primarily a visual artist (the cover above is his own) until he moved to LA and fell in with a collective called My Hollow Drum, who turned him onto the city's electronic music scene.

Ardour, two years in the making, is the result of Teebs’ journey thus far. More than the music, it’s the feeling he wants to convey. The idea of hearing something you really love, the moment you know something is really special. “Teebs music sounds like an island vacation…” What’s often said about Teebs’ sound is the warmth it has on the listener. It’s only fitting that a title like Ardour, which is defined as “great intensity and warmth” is used to represent this essential chapter to the ever-growing puzzle of Los Angeles. This Brainfeeder balladeer has produced a chef-d'œuvre of ambient auras contributing to a mood that is more Four Tet and Matthewdavid than Ras G or Samiyam. It's a balance of the baroque with the abstract, a collision between tangled futuristic projections and everyday objects. Like "2 a.m. Wine," this captures Teebs' ability to project an Ambien-addled aesthetic -- a gauzy, gorgeous haze ideal for the witching hours.

01. You've Changed
02. Bound Ball
03. Double Fifths
04. While You Doooo
05. Moments
06. Burner
07. Wind Loop
08. Lakeshore Ave.
09. Arthur's Birds
10. Gordon
11. Bern Rhythm
12. Felt Tip
13. King Bathtub
14. My Whole Life
15. Long Distance feat. Gaby Hernandez
16. Why Like This
17. Humming Birds
18. Autumn Antique

Why Like This||


Arthur's Birds||


My Whole Life||


Personal Winter||


Distributed by Alpha Pups, the single, 'Why Like This' will be out on October 4th, followed by the album on the 18th.

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