The 9 track project was recorded in both London, UK and Carrying Colour studios in Freetown, SL.
Accompanying text by Julian Knxx
Double 7” Vinyl, split colour/ trasparent
The stems of the track are split across the two vinyls. Play both records simultaneously to hear the full composition.
Piano, Double bass, Bells, Synth - Duval Timothy
Clarinet, Saxophone - Cktrl
Mastered by Antoine Chabert (Chab Mastering)
Vinyl only, edition of 250
Released 6 August 2021, Carrying Colour Records
Edition of 20 handmade figurines based on characters from the music video for 'Slave'
A limited edition 12" White Label with handmade collage artwork. Produced in collaboration with Vinyl Factory.
A1. Through The Night (3:39)
A2. Cold Is Coming (3:06)
A3. Badman (3:01)
A4. Clouds (2:34)
A5. G (3:13)
A6. Blue Borough (2:55)
B1. Hairs (7:15)
B2. Pleats (2:55)
B3. Smoke Alarm (3:36)
B4. Passing (5:05)
‘Mica Levi and Duval Timothy - two vital figures at the heart of contemporary composition - combine for this special limited edition split release via NTS.’
7” Red vinyl in clear screen printed sleeve. Edition of 500 units - available here.
‘2 Sim’ is a phrase the references mobile phones with two sim cards to describe people of mixed heritage, dual nationality or multiple residences. After being called a 2 Sim in conversation with a stranger whilst on a walk through Freetown (a recording of this moment features on the record), Duval began to explore what the 2 Sim experience is in contemporary West-Africa.
2 Sim was created from 2 months of field recordings and interviews with family, friends and peers in Freetown Sierra Leone. These site specific recordings are collaged with solo piano recordings and production recorded in Sierra Leone and the UK. The EP is accompanied by a short film/ music video of the same name which Duval shot and Directed whilst making the record.
1. 2 Sim (7:05)
Additional guitar by Arthur Timothy
Vocal recordings/interviews with (in order of appearance): Geoffrey Awoonor-Renner, Arthur Timothy, Folayemi Brown, Dominic Hope, Henry Jay Kamara, Elkanah Coker, Ibiye Camp, Daniel & Valentine Coker, Sydney Timothy Nichols, Duval Timothy
2. Botany Rd (6:28)
Vocals: Sydney Timothy Nichols, John (Soja) Sesay, Julius
3. All Things (10:38)
Vocals: Sia Williams, Ruth Kamara, Sydney Nichols, John (Soja) Sesay, Harriett Grace (Pineapple) Williams
4. First Rain (7:28)
Vocals: Daniel & Valentine Coker
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