Sophia Saze to release two-part debut album, Self, on Francis Harris' Kingdoms label

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  • Part One, "conceived during a 48-hour studio session," lands in June.
  • Sophia Saze to release two-part debut album, Self, on Francis Harris' Kingdoms label image
  • Sophia Saze will release her two-part debut album, Self, via Francis Harris' label Kingdoms this summer. Self is a memoir of "the many different places [Saze has] lived during her journey" as the daughter of political refugees, according to the press release. Though her recent productions were focused on the dance floor, Self is more "downtempo" and meant to be interpreted as a concept album—"taking a stance against perfection" by incorporating analog techniques with "processed field recordings… [and] samples from her childhood, such as Soviet cartoons and intimate VHS recordings of her family." Part One arrives on cassette in June, while the second follows in July. The Tbilisi-born, Brooklyn-based DJ and producer has previously released on labels such as Ghostly International and Get Physical, as well as her own imprint, Dusk & Haze. Listen to "Salome (სალომე)."
    Tracklist 01. Salome (სალომე) 02. Bare 03. Tsminda (წმინდა) 04. Punches 05. Howl 06. Flower 07. Orbits 08. Volk (волк) 09. De Dios 10. Torn 11. Safe 12. Kera (კერა) 13. Mirror Mirror 14. Aliens Kingdoms will release Self (Part One) on June 14, 2019 and Self (Part Two) on July 12, 2019. Photo credit: Andres Sebastian