Record Label: Young Turks
Since the release of his debut album in 2011, SBTRKT has cemented his role as one of the most acclaimed electronic artists and performers around. What began as praise in his hometown of London has now reached to every corner of the globe. Wonder Where We Land follows his now critically acclaimed eponymous debut album and a recent series of six instrumentals called Transitions – which existed to join the creative dots between the first and second albums.
Album sessions began on Osea Island, a tidal island in an estuary off Essex where the winding coastal road is submerged for 8 inches every 12 hours. It was here that SBTRKT began the early stages of the recording process, inviting a host of collaborators to join him to record throughout the night free from any distraction – the tapes continuously rolled, animation was projected on the walls and every creative impulse was documented.
Inspired by this new ‘open’ method of recording, and ready to focus his new found ideas into more intense sessions, SBTRKT visited America armed with a wish list of collaborators to track down. It was here he worked with newcomer Raury, Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend, A$AP Ferg and Emily Kokal from Warpaint.