Third Space was inspired by a digital painting of a house by Marilyne Blais. A printout of the work was pinned to the wall in the Casa de Haiku studio and became an unexpected influence on the record.
The duo realized early on that they had started to imagine the soundscape inside the dream-like dwelling. The depth of field is fuzzy, angles are confused, and the structural integrity is unclear. As a result, Third Space sees the duo wandering freely between real and psychedelic territories, dipping into trip-hop, downtempo, and jazz.
People Plus' debut EP, Olympus Mons, landed late last year on Anthony Naples' and Jenny Slattery's Incienso.
CZ Wang produced Vancouver’s Love Dancing parties and co-founded Mood Hut. Session player Joli B has been a long-standing fixture in the New York jazz scene.
01. Third Space 04:06
02. Ascension 06:24
03. Jungle Room 08:51
04. O.S.C. 1 07:01
05. Journey To Being 05:37
Third Space EP lands May 6, with clips below, with pre-order here.
You can also stream a video for "Ascension," which includes a tour of Casa de Haiku, a virtual re-imagination of Marilyne Blais' painting, and the various homes and the studio the EP was recorded in.
Art direction and 3D modelling by Joli B.