After years of playing more of a background role in a lot of my talented friends' projects, I decided it was time to do my own thing. Grabbing onto a very intense and specific lane of inspiration, I went about writing and recording most of this EP in the first quarter of 2013.
Every element of 'Smart Phone Dumb Talk' (from the sequencing to the arrangements to the sounds used) was implemented to be the score to a fake movie I envisioned in my head. While I originally planned on sharing that concept with the world, I decided it would be more fun to let listeners craft their own visual story to accompany the music.
Sean "SeanDammit" Kantrowitz is your favorite artist's favorite fan-turned-artist. With the release of his debut solo EP 'Smart Phone Dumb Talk,' the Orlando, FL-based producer/multi-instrumentalist has crafted the stimulating score to the dystopian sci-fi film Hollywood is scared to make, channeling the cinematic detail of rjd2, the hip hop-informed grit of El-P, and the riff-heavy buoyancy of Ratatat.
Dirty drumbreaks serve as the foundation for angular guitar riffs on tracks like "The Last Saturday Night," while songs like "(Blow!)" and "When They Creep Into the Night" are characterized by sinewy synths and dramatic dynamic changes that are at once exhilarating and jarring. Smart Phone Dumb Talk is the ideal soundtrack for your Friday night – whether that entails an evening engulfed in headphones, a night spent cruising through the concrete jungle, or the last 20 minutes of your life before driving full-speed into a volcano. SeanDammit has got you covered.
While 'Smart Phone Dumb Talk' marks the first album released under the SeanDammit moniker, it is far from the first project that he has had his hands in. A long-time collaborator of BK hip hop producer Optiks, SeanDammit has co-produced or contributed to songs for Kap Kallous, Psalm One, Jon Connor, IMAKEMADBEATS, MidaZ the Beast, and Solillaquists of Sound, in addition to co-writing/co-producing the entirety of his previous group, In Curses.
released July 30, 2013
All songs written, performed, recorded, and produced by Sean Kantrowitz, 2013 SeanDammit Music (BMI).
* "Remember" written, performed, recorded and produced by Sean Kantrowitz & James Dukes, 2013 SeanDammit Music (BMI) and IMAKEMADBEATS Publishing (Ascap)
Mixed by IMAKEMADBEATS at Dirty Socks Studios in Memphis, TN.
Masted by X:144 (www.x144.com)