The Record Room

Topu and Salenta met in 2018 at a mutual friend's house in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn and decided to jam together. Their connection was instant: though they weren't recording with the intention of releasing the music they were making, the very first session they played together made it's way onto the album. They continued to meet up and improvise every week until the start of 2020. The two established rituals while recording: Topu would bring dark chocolate to their sessions that they would eat while talking about their days, herbalizing, and eventually playing. Topu and Salenta made very few edits to the live recordings. The album we hear is a document of their shared bond and their time together. If you listen closely, you can even hear the two artists breathing on the recording. "This music was liberating because both Topu and I were just allowed to be," Salenta says. "There was no right or wrong way, we were creating this atmosphere together. We were right there with the listener learning about and experiencing it." "What I love about Salenta as a human and a musician is how honest she is," adds Topu. "You hear when we're playing, suddenly she'll start laughing. There's such a human aspect to it that makes me so happy when I listen to the music." Both artists, as well as their community of friends and fellow musicians, see the music as healing. Topu and Salenta hope that listeners feel the peacefulness and liberation they experienced while creating these songs. Words by Vrinda Jagota
Topu and Salenta met in 2018 at a mutual friend's house in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn and decided to jam together. Their connection was instant: though they weren't recording with the intention of releasing the music they were making, the very first session they played together made it's way onto the album. They continued to meet up and improvise every week until the start of 2020. The two established rituals while recording: Topu would bring dark chocolate to their sessions that they would eat while talking about their days, herbalizing, and eventually playing. Topu and Salenta made very few edits to the live recordings. The album we hear is a document of their shared bond and their time together. If you listen closely, you can even hear the two artists breathing on the recording. "This music was liberating because both Topu and I were just allowed to be," Salenta says. "There was no right or wrong way, we were creating this atmosphere together. We were right there with the listener learning about and experiencing it." "What I love about Salenta as a human and a musician is how honest she is," adds Topu. "You hear when we're playing, suddenly she'll start laughing. There's such a human aspect to it that makes me so happy when I listen to the music." Both artists, as well as their community of friends and fellow musicians, see the music as healing. Topu and Salenta hope that listeners feel the peacefulness and liberation they experienced while creating these songs. Words by Vrinda Jagota
2022190617323
Moon Set, Moon Rise
Artist: Salenta + Topu
Format: Vinyl
New: Not in stock
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Cliff By the Sea
2. Impression, Sunrise
3. Jour de Pluie
4. Come Sunday
5. Contrasting Sounds
6. Third Stream
7. Universe 1971
8. Electronic Superhighway
9. Pyramids and Desert
10. Woman Reading a Letter
11. From Paradise By Night
12. Light Coming on the Plains
13. Memory, the Heart
14. Show Me As I Want to Be Seen
15. Wip

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Topu and Salenta met in 2018 at a mutual friend's house in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn and decided to jam together. Their connection was instant: though they weren't recording with the intention of releasing the music they were making, the very first session they played together made it's way onto the album. They continued to meet up and improvise every week until the start of 2020. The two established rituals while recording: Topu would bring dark chocolate to their sessions that they would eat while talking about their days, herbalizing, and eventually playing. Topu and Salenta made very few edits to the live recordings. The album we hear is a document of their shared bond and their time together. If you listen closely, you can even hear the two artists breathing on the recording. "This music was liberating because both Topu and I were just allowed to be," Salenta says. "There was no right or wrong way, we were creating this atmosphere together. We were right there with the listener learning about and experiencing it." "What I love about Salenta as a human and a musician is how honest she is," adds Topu. "You hear when we're playing, suddenly she'll start laughing. There's such a human aspect to it that makes me so happy when I listen to the music." Both artists, as well as their community of friends and fellow musicians, see the music as healing. Topu and Salenta hope that listeners feel the peacefulness and liberation they experienced while creating these songs. Words by Vrinda Jagota
        
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