The Yard Work Simulator (Ninja Tune)
Freestyle / Nu Jazz / Funk / Afro
• Collaborative album from Berlin-based duo Max Graef & Glenn Astro, who released their respective debut albums independently for the excellent Danish label Tartelet before co-founding their own label Money $ex Records in 2015.
• They have also previously partnered with Box Aus Holz, Brandt Brauer Frick (‘The Gym’), Space Hardware and WotNot Music.
• For ‘The Yard Work Simulator’, “We wanted to make a dance record without the obvious components,” explains Max. The result is a 10-track trip through the pair’s deliciously warped psyche, channelled through a ton of hardware.
• A direct extension of the album’s irreverent sonic palette, the artwork is by friend and illustrator Rahel Süßkind.