Elysia Crampton releases new album Spots y Escupitajo, TMT struggles to relay that information to you in as pure a form as possible

Elysia Crampton releases new album Spots y Escupitajo, TMT struggles to relay that information to you in as pure a form as possible
Photo: Elysia Crampton

Elysia Crampton has a new album out!

Did you know?!

Maybe you did. Maybe you didn’t. For a person like me, there’s no way of telling. Your experience is inextricably separate from mine. Why can’t we know one another. You and me. I wish to reach you. I write to you, to tell you. Know that Elysia Crampton, formerly E+E (as “we” journalists like to make note of), has a new album out. It’s called Spots y Escupitajo.

So, if you didn’t know before; now you know. And here’s the concept. Here it is. Take it, for all it’s worth. I give it to you, not through my own para-filter, but just as The Vinyl Factory gave it to me (and yes, I can only hope it was “me” to whom they gave it):

Following the collaboration between Elysia Crampton, Kelela and Adrian Piper, ‘Final Exam’, The Vinyl Factory join with Elysia on her next solo release. Spots y Escupitajo. The release braids legacies from both American club culture and sonic miniature compositions in the form of a 12” sample pack. The LP honors the Aymara figure chuqui chinchay, and the legacy of Elysia’s deceased grandparents.

Okay, here are some more facts. Chuqui chinchay is a gender non-binary god. The label has also referenced particular artists: William Grant Still, DJ Rodini, DJ Saiber, John Adams, Mega DJs.

Also, the album is of two parts; Spots, which are short-form compositions or samples, and, I guess, Escupitajo, which translates to something like “spitting” or “spittoon” — those being the full-length tracks.

The thing is OUT NOW—digital formats and limited-to-300 vinyl pressing—at The Vinyl Factory and other places, where you can hear little samples of all the tracks. The two longest are available in-full down below, followed by the cover art and tracklisting. So, again, if you didn’t “know” these things before; now you know. I hope.


Spots y Escupitajo tracklisting:

01. Spot 01
02. Spot 02
03. Spot 03
04. Spot 04
05. Spot 05
06. Spot 06
07. Spot 07
08. Battle & Screams
09. Gold Country Vapor
10. Promesa
11. Spot 08
12. Chuqui Chinchay
13. Spittle (Safeway Parking Lot)
14. Sombra Blanca Misteriosa (y Rara)

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