Belief - Belief - Vinyl
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Equally impressive are the credits to Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa's name; she's contributed percussion to albums by Kurt Vile, Cate le Bon, Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten, and Kim Gordon, among others. But as improvisational techno duo Belief, the pair make music that harkens back to '90s acts like LFO and 808 State – artists that indelibly, but near-anonymously, altered club and rave culture, mostly identifiable by clean, bold logos on 12" sleeves. Without being derivative of the era, they add their own instincts and experiences to grace the musical universe with new answers to the question: What Would Mark Bell Do? Hollon met Mozgawa just after she joined Warpaint, when Boom Bip shared a rehearsal space in Echo Park with the band. The two quickly bonded over a love of early Warp Records, drum breaks, acid house, and Y2K-era rave flyers. They swapped playlists and ideas when Mozgawa played drums for Neon Neon's 2013 West Coast tour, but due to busy schedules, it would be another three years before they packed every piece of gear they collectively owned into Eric Wareheim's Absolutely Studios for an initial jam session. Instinctively playing to each other's strengths and whims – and recording the session to build on later – allowed Mozgawa to explore a style of music she'd long considered a dark art, and pushed Hollon, known for his meticulous planning in previous work, to be more spontaneous.
It was all in good fun – early shows billed the pair as 'Beef' with a comedic wink to its pulsating minimalism. But as the two began committing themselves to finalizing and recording more soulful, enigmatic tracks, the reverent nature of what they were doing began to emerge: while Belief pays homage to the pioneers of techno, the project is born out of an oddly divine foresight Mozgawa and Hollon share, the synergy of two devout tastemakers building a shrine to inner peace and outward pleasure.
Press support so far from Stereogum, NME, Brooklyn Vegan, CMU Daily & ABC.net.
Single 'Ulu' was chosen as KCRW's 'Today's Top Track', with further radio support from BBC 6Music, KJEE, Double J & Triple R, Australia and Dublab. DSP support from Spotify's Electric Beats, plus tastemaker playlists by Four Tet, Courtney Barnett, Double J and Ryan Schreiber.
Extensive live plans for 2022 including live shows in California with Vanishing Twin last month, and East Coast US with Warpaint in July in support of the album release.
Artwork by Commission Studio featuring a holographic mirrored sleeve.
LP Tracks: I Want To Be / Anx / Bayo / Luther / Dreams / Nebo / WOT / Ulu / Jung / Art Of Love / Charch