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Special first release... Ok it's very Khruangbin but taken to bliss - and that's a good thing! We like this.

This is the first release from new micro-label 'Before I Die' curated by Jason Boardman (Aficionado Recordings).

Tungusku is a guitar-based instrumental project inspired by hypnotic grooves from around the world. The duo behind the band are Phil Ratcliffe (Guitar) and James Defty (Bass) who are longtime collaborators of Manchester live hip-hop collective The Mouse Outfit.

Influenced by artists such as Khruangbin, Skinshape and Tommy Guerrero, Tungusku explores a sonic landscape that takes in stoner soul, jazzy psychedelia and low-end beats.

The five tracks on the EP were released in digital format and subsequently came to Jason's attention who remastered and collated them for vinyl release on this edition.

Before I Die commissioned MMU graduate @deedoubleyoo to provide fine art direction for the first release to complete the package.

Call it Balearic, Jazz, Funk, Soul or whatever you like, this is an accomplished debut from emerging Mancunian artists highly aware of their direction of travel.