PRAYER’s outsider sound is as easily recognisable as it is hard to pin-point; it lives at a cross section of influences from classical to jungle and breaks to ambient. After his ‘SEEING’ EP and ‘I / II’ cassette release in 2017, PRAYER returns to affiliate label BLACK ACRE with ‘VITAL,’ a heavy four tracker ready to drop on 29th June 2018. Again, PRAYER blurs the lines between sorrowful sounds and high-voltage club energy in VITAL; a piece of art that refuses to be boxed off by genre or stereotype.
Opener FEAR explores the producers love of film music; a dark sci-fi landscape punctuated with drums and melodic synths, a Bladerunner-esque track. Moving on, A2 ‘I’M STILL HERE’ is an anthem, a nostalgic mix of hardcore, jungle and classical influences with a DIY, rough and ready feel.
On the other side, PRAYER shows his talent for the piano with B1 – KIND, finessing the skills that reflect his first adventures in sound. It’s an emotive, stripped back number. The final track is B2 – VITAL, another drum-heavy, weighty track that sounds only like PRAYER – as ideal for the club as it is for headphones.
VITAL finds it’s home on BLACK ACRE, the Bristol based crew known for their renegade output and work with Romare, Dark Sky, Connie Constance, Rocks FOE and more. PRAYER is also a part of 8 strong DIY collective GRADE 10, who work across music, art and design, as well as running BACK TO LIFE club nights and recently launched BACK TO LIFE radio. Within this collective, PRAYER also works as one half of duo KOLLAPS, with album DUPRASS last year. Find out more on Grade 10 here : www.grade10.uk