Hagen set up six guitar amplifiers in a circle to blow his unprepared trumpet (sans mouthpiece) through a feedback mixer, Black added Machine Drum, and the raw sounds of Awefekt
emerged. They returned to April Base in 2017 to record with modular synthesizer artist Trevor Brooks, and Bon Iver’s multi-instrumentalist Andrew Fitzpatrick.
The outcome, characterized by heavy electronic beats and raw noise, juxtaposed with lush modular synths and inventive sampling was wrangled together by producer Ryan Olson (Poliça, Gayngs) who added vocals by Naeem Juwan (Spank Rock), Moncelis Boston and Cliff Rhymes. The self-titled debut album is due out January 11 via 37d03d (PEOPLE)