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Last Night On The Planet

by Letherette

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    Yellow 180g 12” vinyl LP housed in a 3mm spined sleeve with matt foil stamp.

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    Strictly limited edition black/white-flecked cassette in a yellow library case featuring a 40 minute mix of previously unreleased Letherette productions. “Where Have All The People Gone?” will be available from 25th November 2016 to partner the release of Letherette’s second album for Ninja Tune: “Last Night On The Planet”.

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  • Letherette - 'Last Night On The Planet' LP & 'Where Have All The People Gone?' Cassette [ZENBUNDLE238]
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    LP & Cassette Bundle.

    Yellow 180g 12” vinyl LP housed in a 3mm spined sleeve with matt foil stamp.

    Strictly limited edition black/white-flecked cassette in a yellow library case featuring a 40 minute mix of previously unreleased Letherette productions. “Where Have All The People Gone?” will be available from 25th November 2016 to partner the release of Letherette’s second album for Ninja Tune: “Last Night On The Planet”.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Last Night On The Planet via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

“I’ve always had a fascination with being the last person on the planet – waking up one day and everyone is gone. I think it’s probably linked to watching the film “Quiet Earth” when I was a kid. With the album being called “Last Night On The Planet” I like to consider these tracks individually, each moment for a different person: the smokers, the headphone folk, the dancers etc.”

Letherette will release their second album for Ninja Tune – “Last Night On The Planet” – on 25th November 2016. Ten tracks deep and running the gamut from hip-hop (featuring raps from Rejjie Snow and Stones Throw’s Pyramid Vritra), to straight-up four-to-the-floor house trax, uptempo ‘80s R&B-inspired dancefloor heaters, and deeper, introspective downtempo moments (blessed by Jed & Lucia of Ubiquity Records).

Collect… Process… Reform - a tried-and-tested approach to modern music production – but very few have connected with this art form in the same way that Andrew Harber and Richard Roberts aka Letherette have in the six years since their first releases via Alexander Nut’s Eglo Records sublabel Ho-Tep in 2010. Indeed the raw quality of the instrumental hip-hop beats that graced “EP” and “EP2” resonated worldwide and the duo found themselves referenced alongside the likes of Knxwledge, Madlib, Dibia$e and Samiyam – mainstays of LA’s burgeoning “beat scene”.

Signing to Ninja Tune in 2012, their debut album “Letherette” dispelled any preconceptions that the duo was a one trick pony, instead highlighting their versatility and ability to traverse bpms and fill dancefloors with quiet panache. Singles ‘After Dawn’ and ‘D&T’ were imbued with the same brash energy and raw spirit that characterised classic late Nineties “French Touch” productions from Thomas Bangalter, Alan Braxe and Roy Davis Jr. on the Roulé label. Similarly, the “Refresh EP” (2015) and ‘Rayon’ in particular drew parallels with vintage Henry Street Records output by Kenny Dope and co.

New album “Last Night On The Planet” feels more instant and direct than their self-titled debut but the duo’s signature warmth and distinctive swing is present and correct. Opener ‘Momma’ featuring Irish rapper (transplanted to Los Angeles) Rejjie Snow is a classic throwback rap jam, recalling Pete Rock at his finest: unfussy, direct and utterly irresistible. “It’s up there with the fastest tracks I’ve ever written,“ says Andy. “I made it the day before I was in the studio with Rejjie and knew he’d like it.”

Elsewhere, first single ‘Shanel’ (“downsampled and processed through an old rack sampler for that CRUNCH”) nods to Andy and Rich’s love of 80s R&B productions by the late great Kashif (RIP), Rene & Angela and Glenn Jones; ‘Rich & Dan’ harks back to timeless early ‘ette chops; widescreen epic ‘Rubu’ utilises minutely detailed sample reconstruction techniques and subtly nods to footwork and rave euphoria; and uptempo heaters ‘Frugaloo’ and ‘Dog Brush’ were the joyful product of late night one-take jam sessions: “Me and Rich listened to ‘Dog Brush’ about 40 times on repeat after we made it – it always feels more instant and natural when tracks come together quickly.”

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released November 25, 2016

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Letherette Wolverhampton, UK

Letherette are two childhood friends with a current of empathy between them so strong that they seem more like brothers than anything else. Their serious intent is always expressed endearingly; they never take themselves too seriously, but they do want their music to be seriously good. ... more

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