"We’re improvisers first and we’re bringing moment music into these other zones of hip hop and electronic music, drum-machine music, sound-system culture… We start as these Jazz musicians but we’re flowing out into everything else. And that’s the **** that we want to be playing on big *** systems. Omnivorous, freaking out, mosh pit dance-music. It has to begin in the body!”
– jaimie branch
Anteloper is the duo of jaimie branch (trumpet, synths, vocals) and Jason Nazary (drums, synths). Their new album Pink Dolphins was produced by Jeff Parker (Tortoise, The New Breed), using improvisations the duo recorded at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn. The album cover art was a collaboration between illustrator John Herndon (also known as drummer for Tortoise) and jaimie branch (whose digitally treated watercolor technique just keeps getting better). The duo’s previous two albums – 2018’s Kudu (issued on vinyl for the first time in January 2022) and 2020’s in-progress report Tour Beats Vol. 1 – both acted as ‘proof-ofconcept’ experiments, merging synths, raw experimental desktop electronics, gadgets, and efx with the energy and attitude of punk and an insatiable thirst for extended outer space jams. Pink Dolphins presents a fully-molted and firing-on-all-cylinders expression of the duo/project, as realized by Parker in the lab.