RIYL: Synths that sound broken, breaks that sound synthy, scottish accents, chicken tonight, waking up early on Sunday because your girlfriend's sausage dog hates you, clocks, TV, 2 cups of tea before half past 8, being infiltrated by wifi signals, spinning on a chair whilst thinking about the singularity, those alien worm parasite things that control you and you seem normal but also a bit autistic. When people do that thing with their hands any time anyone mentions Hip Hop.
Joyous Material Failure is the debut album by Carbs, the not-folk brotherly duo of Fence Records alumni Jonnie Common and post-op-pop dropout Jamie Scott.
Slouchy beats and sung choruses intersperse with loose-tongued rapping but it's not a hip-hop record. It's not a pop record either. It's the document of an all family collaboration, powered by pizza and a shared will to defamiliarise the process of making music.
Joyous Material Failure is a phrase used by Simon Harlow in a lecture, which sparked the idea for the creative process behind the album. We thank him for this inspiration.
released September 11, 2015
All songs written, performed and produced by Jonnie Common and Jamie Scott.