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Flying Vipers’ sound is of another time and place. Deeply in debt to the original Jamaican engineers of the ‘70s who turned their mixing consoles into the lead instrument, the Vipers lay down steady drum & bass-driven rhythms with jazz-tinged melodies and post-punk attitude.
Recorded and mixed on a vintage cassette 8-track in a dank basement outside Boston, Massachusetts, the songs are manipulated with twists and turns of the console, saturated tape delays, and exaggerated EQ until the track becomes something new.
A trio of cassette EPs, the Green Tape (2015), the Copper Tape (2016), and the Shadow Tape (2017), was followed by a 45 single with the legendary Johnny Clarke (‘Highest Region’), plus a dub re-imagining of Black Flag’s debut EP, Nervous Breakdown (‘Nervous Breakdub’).
Release Date: August 18, 2020
Copyright: 2020 Jump Up Records
Total Length: 39:40
Total Tracks: 10
Two Twenties Clash
‘Cuttings’ is the Viper’s first full-length album, building on the foundation of their previous releases while adding more horns, vintage synths, and eccentric effects. Within its 12 instrumental tracks, Cuttings is a sonic search for meditation amidst the madness.
The core quartet of twins Marc & John Beaudette (Destroy Babylon), Zack Brines (Pressure Cooker), and Jay Champany (10 Ft. Ganja Plant) have 20+ years in the New England scene, sharing the stage with legendary reggae acts from around the world.
IRIE on Spotify:
LISTEN | IRIE on SPOTIFY – October 2020
IRIE on Pandora:
LISTEN | IRIE on Pandora – October 2020