JALEN – IMPERFECT / AVAILABLE ON APRIL 5th.
jalen A.K.A. Waffle has joined us!
He signs his first cassette at your favorite tofu maker.
Limited cassette edition // 50 copies only.
At the crossroads of underground hip hop and lofi, sometimes at the limit of the vaporwave, our artist from Cleveland is known to have renewed the genre with the album “creeds”. Dreamy melodies, percussive drums, a grainy texture, compression and even more compression and a subtil wow: this is Jalen’s signature. Each of his album sounds like an archeological discovery, as if each soundtrack had been unearthed in a lost city.
In this new album – the first at Tōfu-kozō Records – jalen returns to a melodic, percussive and effective style. Allergic to quantization like J-Dilla, MF Doom or Madlib, each rhythmic pattern is unique and organic. In a divine simplicity, every little flaw makes all the charm of his music that is undoubtedly human.