“The electronics are fantastic, but the songs are what we come to listen to.”
“Hypnotic and penetrating… a brainy, substantive and complex writer with a fixation on synth sounds.”
–All Access Music
“A delicious aural stew.”
Blak Emoji’s Antidote [Deluxe Edition] is out October 6th on ECR Music Group—its new bonus track “Home Computer” is out September 12th. The album has been restored and remastered by indie-music luminary and ECR founder Blake Morgan, as part of a four-part full catalog reissue from the label.
“I’ve loved and respected Blak Emoji’s work for years,” says Morgan. “I’m honored to have had the opportunity to remaster his catalog for these stunning ECR reissues.”
Blak Emoji is the nom de plume of acclaimed New York City producer, recording artist, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Kelsey Warren.
“’Home Computer’ is one of my favorite Kraftwerk tracks from their Computer World album,” explains Warren. “It’s a tribute to a band who heavily inspired me and countless other musicians sonically. I also felt covering this particular track for Antidote made sense since it fits hand in glove within the album’s theme.”
Following a series of critically and commercially successful releases, multiple TV and film placements, U.S. and European tours, and a host of accolades from front-line publications like Clash Magazine and Tape Op, Blak Emoji has joined the esteemed roster at ECR Music Group for these catalog reissues.
Warren was first immersed in Soul, R&B, and Pop music growing up in South Jersey, but after his rigorous music studies learning piano concertos and Jazz-guitar standards led him to Electronic music, Hip-hop, and Punk, he found himself drawing on new influences ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Björk, and from Prince to Kraftwerk.
These diverse-but-intertwined influences are represented clearly throughout his distinguished recorded catalog—a catalog ECR Music Group is now remastering and reissuing in full. His body of work has garnered praise from equally-diverse corners of the music world: All Access Music calls Warren “[a] brainy, substantive and complex writer.” Glam Glare describes his work as, “[a]lluring and infectious.” Black Rock Coalition proclaims Blak Emoji to be, “[a] sexy come-on that champions intellect.”
Antidote [Deluxe Edition] is out October 6th at all major music platforms.