Fur – Fur EP

Describing themselves as an ‘8-piece World-Jazz Hip Hop ensemble’, the influence of afro-beat and ethio-jazz is clear in this 4 track EP from this UK hip-hop collective.

Not entirely sure how many copies of this debut EP from Fur were pressed, but it is described as ‘limited edition’ on their Bandcamp page here. Given the relative obscurity of the outfit, my guess is around 300.

Skeletons – Smile

Released in 2010 on Impossible Ark Records and limited to only 500 copies. Each record is housed within an individually hand-pressed sleeve from the ‘A Two Pipe Problem’ letterpress. There are two runs of this record – one of 300 and one of 200 with a slightly different sleeve design.

 

Despite sounding like a full-on Afro-jazz ensemble, Skeletons consist of Benedic Lamdin and Benedic Lamdin only. Apparently the man behind Nostalgia 77 produced the album using ‘scraps of sound’ collected over the years from various recording sessions – and they’re quite some scraps! Includes an uncredited appearance from Alice Russell.

For full release details, check out the artist page here.