ATTENTION: Radio-Active Psych-Soul Party ALERT! Come celebrate tiny.blips - "Little Parthenon / Hieroglyph" 7" 45 release Friday August 18th 6-10PM at Radio-Active Records in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Live performance by tiny.blips with special guest sit-ins. Live painting and performance art by Laura Atria. Magic City Soul Club DJs featuring DJ Booty and DJ Pack-A-Day.
Do not miss the in store premiere and discussion of the music video shot by Andrew Urban on Super8 8mm film. Get exclusive tiny.blips - "Little Parthenon" merchandise including Lemonade color promo copies of the 7", the label art t-shirt, and event poster! Free Funky Buddha Brewery beer and deep digs in the thousands of amazing records at Radio-Active Records.
tiny.blips and Tiki Tumbao have teamed up to bring "Little Parthenon / Hieroglyph" to the 7" 45RPM vinyl format for the first time. tiny.blips' lo-fi R&B sound is informed by his many years as a performing musician, a studio musician and studies in Jazz at the University of Delaware. As a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer there is nothing this man cannot do. "Little Parthenon" and "Hieroglyph" are selections from tiny.blips first album, Humans-Housecats-History, released in 2020.
The tiny.blips concept was originally developed as a creative outlet during the pandemic when many performing musicians diverted their efforts towards home studio recording. "Little Parthenon / Hieroglyph" were recorded in tiny.blips' bedroom using a Tascam 4 track cassette tape recorder. blips' astute musical sensibility inform his distinctive sound. By blending a simple and creative production style with some very textured compositions and a tapestry of percussive and effected sounds, tiny.blips has attracted listeners all around the globe.
"Little Parthenon / Hieroglyph" were selected to press on 7" 45RPM with the DJs and collectors in mind. These two tracks present tiny.blips' style in a particularly fun way!
"Little Parthenon" has a mid-tempo daytime disco energy wrapped in a dreamy lo-fi aesthetic. Simple playful lyrics against sustained Rhodes and funk guitar are in direct conversation with the layered saxophones played by Rob Smiley. The straight ahead hip hop influenced beat and warm production style make this a perfect record for a DJ to throw in the mix.
"Hieroglyph", on the other hand, has a rolling break beat foundation that immediately catches the ear. The introduction of funky rhythmic melodies and a turned around bass-line continue the intrigue until the layers vocal harmonies glue everything back together. So diverse and blended are the influences on this track that it is hard to pin down stylistically. An amazing b-side for sure.
Written / performed / recorded / mixed by tiny.blips. "Little Parthenon" features Rob Smiley on saxophones. Recorded in tiny.blips' bedroom in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Mastered by Amir Tal.