Third Culture Kings is the new project led by Jan Johansen (Glorybox) and Alap Momin (dälek), which looks to add a modern interpretation of acts such as The Velvet Underground or Leonard Cohen "as if they had been mixed by King Tubby and Afrika Bambaataa." This diverse set of influences and touchstones gives the project a free-for-all launching pad, resulting in borderless fusion of post-punk, drone, metal, hip-hop, and more left-leaning electronics.
Adding to the free nature of the release, nearly every sound on the record—besides the lead vocals and guitar—was created or recorded directly to an iPhone, with Momin creating the beats, bass, and most of the synth lines on his device. Johansen would then record backing vocals, guitar, vibraphone, piano, horns, rhodes, and melodica as voice memos on his iPhone, which were eventually dropped on top of the finished tracks.
In support of the release, Momin and Johansen have offered up cassette-only bonus track "Love Come Down" as today's XLR8R download, available via WeTransfer below. You can also check out the equally trippy video for the cut below, with the album available here.