I was curious how this inspired new label called “Yellow Jackets” was putting out records so quickly — launching with a split Mark de Clive-Lowe/Atjazz/Mistworks/Aybee EP first, and one from Ron Trent backed by Other Lands just a few weeks later.
It turns out the yellow-sleeved label is the in-house imprint (or an in-house imprint) of Mother Tongue, which explains both the frequency and the incredible content they’ve dropped at launch.
Yellow Jackets are 12″ releases intended as a showcase; Volume 2 leads off with Ron Trent‘s synthfully sincere “The Medi.” Originally dropped as a special Bandcamp exclusive (and “constructed while riding trains and in hotel rooms traveling through Italy”), “The Medi” sets a meditative mood that’s fractured like a shattered glass in a hail of percussion. Incredible vibe on this:
Still copies available on vinyl at Juno.
Ron Trent: The Medi (Yellow Jackets) Track Listing
A1. Ron Trent: “The Medi” (9:53)
B1. Other Lands: “Matter” (Reshaped) (6:19)
⚪️ Disclosure Statement: This record was not submitted as a promo.