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The EP opens with Sunday, a bass heavy, syrupy gnawa inspired head-nodder featuring Stimulus. It’s a song about the heavy descent from Sunday to Monday that all of us experience at some point. It’s also a song about how a single moment could mean a difference between life and death. Two Pints is all about the break-neck snapping beat and the shimmering sound of the classic prophet-6 synth. The track features Yamin Semali spitting potent bars of mildly slurred braggadocio and HD-level, visceral type imagery with a conscious underpinning. Through the Window is a straight boom bap joint – the only on the EP - laced with the sweetest flute arrangement courtesy of Philip Henzi (arrangement) and Adrian Pflugshaupt (flute). It also features Jneiro Jarel (of JJ & DOOM) with his signature bounce and free-associative writing style. The song is an anthem celebrating the healing necessity of introspection and the commitment to the pursuit of truth in music, a topic so dear to everyone involved in this project. The closing song, Live at Ease, which also features JJ and the soul singer Brandy Butler, is a kalimba and soul-clap driven invocation of the mother-ship, i.e. music as the portal to liberation (mental and spiritual). The synth solo was laid down by the beastly keys-man BIGYUKI (J. Cole, Tribe Called Quest, Talib Kweli) whom the fellas met back in NYC. It’s a perfect ending for an EP and a newly refurbished hyperlink leading back to a long tradition of soulful music designed to lead us out of the maze.

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released October 19, 2018

All instruments played and recorded by The Beautiful Now
Stem master by Jan Stehle at Studiomamma
Master by Ben Fay
Artwork by Animisiewasz
Spiritual support by Lukasz Polowczyk

Additional vocals on „Sunday“ by Jen Dale
Flutes on „Through The Window“ played by
Adrian Pflugshaupt and arranged by Philip Henzi
Chorus on „Life At Ease“ by Brandy Butler
Additional vocals on „Life At Ease“ by Caroline Mossi
Synth Solo on „Life At Ease“ by BIGYUKI

Vocals on „Sunday“ by Stimulus
Vocals on "Two Pints“ by Yamin Semail
Vocals on "Through The Window" & "Life At Ease“ by Jneiro Jarel

Thanks to the cultural offices canton and city of Berne,
Burgergemeinde Bern and city of Zurich for financial support.

www.tbnmusic.com / yo@tbnmusic.com

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THE BEAUTIFUL NOW Switzerland

The Beautiful Now are a production duo operating out of a basement located in Zurich, Switzerland. They make what they call “modern beat-based world music”. It’s a personal concoction of earthy soul inflected hip hop – infused with a range of afro-diasporic sounds. Ninety percent of their music is played live, which is why their sound has that late summer day analog, crackling warmth about it. ... more

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