Release date: Friday 11th December 2020
On double deep pink vinyl.
Teebs and Brainfeeder celebrate the 10th anniversary of Teebs’s 2010 album “Ardour” with a special edition digital and vinyl reissue featuring six previously unreleased bonus tracks
“Teebs has such a unique and tender magic, as an artist, as a producer and as a human being… He’s a gifted and rare kind…” Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC Radio 6 Music)
“Teebs music sounds like an island vacation… the way Avatar looks.” Flying Lotus
On 11 October 2010, Brainfeeder released the debut album by a 23 year old ex-skater, painter and music producer from Chino Hills called Teebs (real name Mtendere Mandowa). The title “Ardour” means great enthusiasm, love or passion and was a fitting descriptor for his inherently warm, lushly textured beats. It’s an undisputed classic in the Brainfeeder canon and more widely considered an essential chapter in the ever-evolving puzzle of the global “beat scene”.
Brainfeeder and Teebs are celebrating the 10th anniversary with a limited special edition reissue of this landmark record. Pressed on “deep pink” 2LP and housed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with artwork by Teebs himself, the new edition features six previously unreleased bonus tracks.
With roots at the ‘My Hollow Drum’ collective, Dublab and Low End Theory, Teebs has been a staple in Los Angeles music. “My creative family in LA is so important,” he explains. “It’s a part of who I am when I step outside and how others in LA view me. I love the feeling of community and trying to understand how I can be useful in it.”
Following “Ardour” (2010), Teebs released “Collections” (2011), “Estara” (2014) and, after a 5 year hiatus, his most recent album “Anicca” in 2019, with the help of a host of musical friends including Panda Bear (Animal Collective), Sudan Archives, Ringgo Ancheta aka MNDSGN, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Anna Wise. Universally acclaimed, Pitchfork gave “Anicca” a glowing 7.8 review hailing Mandowa’s “effortless, shape-shifting tracks that make time stand still.” Meanwhile, FADER described the record as “deeply atmospheric… cool-headed and uncanny.”
A1. You’ve Changed
A2. Bound Ball
A3. Double Fifths
A4. While You Doooo
A7. Wind Loop
B1. Lakeshore Ave.
B2. Arthur’s Birds
B4. Bern Rhythm
B5. Felt Tip
B6. King Bathtub
C1. My Whole Life
C2. Long Distance (feat. Gaby Hernandez)
C3. Why Like This?
C4. Humming Birds
C5. Autumn Antique
D2. Everyone Alive Wants Answers
D3. For Phil
D4. SP Tapes
D6. Magnolia Redo