Tri Angle Signs Hanz, Announces 'Reducer' Album
Published May 07, 2015With releases from Evian Christ, Clams Casina, Balam Acab, Hazan Cloak, AlunaGeorge and many others, Tri Angle has proven itself to be a label to watch for the next big, creative producer. Up next, the imprint has lined up a new album from their latest signing Hanz.
Hanz is the nom de plume of Brandon Juhans, a producer born in Georgia and currently based in Durham, SC. The artist's first album for the label is called Reducer.
A press release indicates that the album touches on influences as disparate as RZA, Rammellzee, This Heat and PIL, adding, "At a time when most hip hop production sounds as if it's stuck in preset mode, Reducer feels like a vital injection of creativity, harking back to a time in the past when no sample and no sound was off limits."
Certainly, lead single "Capsule" suggests the album's full of unique twists and turns. In three and a half minutes, the song touches on post-punk, classic hip-hop and noise without sounding disjointed or forced.
Listen to "Capsule" below. Reducer is simply listed as coming soon.