Pop Awareness

by kuxxan SUUM

  • 10" Lathe Cut Record
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    33 1/3 rpm. Individually hand cut on transparent polycarbonate plastic. Includes risographed insert containing the artist's statement and relevant release info. Housed in a transparent PVC sleeve.

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BST006 comes from Asheville by way of NYC’s kuxxan SUUM. The piece consists of a dense 12 minute throbbing and leisurely paced dance track that supplies the listener with a healthy dose of kitsch. Cooper has been known to churn out hefty dance-floor tunes that serve the simple purpose of making the listener groove and jive in a way they never previously thought possible. Formerly seeing releases on the fantastic and prolific Brooklyn based Styles Upon Styles imprint, the Long Island based label, South Fork Sound as well as his own venture, End Fence; Pop Awareness stands as his introductory release for Blankstairs.

‘Pop Awareness’ is somewhat of a humorous exposé that serves as a simple experiment in medium, sampling, and context. Zach set out to achieve a reaction (of any kind) from the listener by merely placing samples from a hand full of commonly known pop songs in the midst of a completely different context. These samples, and subsequent placement, provide the listener with an alternative point of reference and challenges them to think critically and intentionally about the ideas and motifs commonly conveyed by contemporary pop music.

Read the artist's statement here:


released October 28, 2014

Written and produced by Zach Cooper
Packaging, Design, and Layout by Nathaniel Young
Mastered by Dietrich Schoenemann at Complete
Cut by Angus Tarnawsky
Catalogue: BST006


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