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Strain​/​Initiation (APDLT017)

by Sapria

Strain 03:11
Initiation 03:48


The Jerusalem-based label Delights is walking out of the winter lockdown with a brand new 45 and a brand new name to its psych-funk roster - Sapria.

Born out of a spontaneous studio session back in late 2018, Sapria is an alloy of creative minds from Berlin and Jerusalem: Sun Ra Bullock (X.A. Cute/Edelfaul Records) and Markey Funk (Group Modular/Delights) - on keys, Itai Anker (Hynom/Andarta/Raash Records) - on bass, and Yadin Katz (The Turbans/YMKA) - on drums. Their debut 7'' features the first two cuts from that session, enhanced and produced by Markey Funk two years later: the tense, accelerating, Goblin-like horror-funk banger "Strain", paired with deep, dark, almost gothic slow-burner "Initiation" on the flipside.

With a strong taste of classic late 70's video nasties, the two cuts make this long-awaited new Delights treat also one of the label's heaviest offerings to date.


released May 14, 2021

Written and performed by Sapria:
Sun Ra Bullock & Markey Funk - keys;
Itai Anker - bass;
Yadin Katz - drums.

Recorded by Ori Kadishay at Mazkeka Studios, Jerusalem, October 2018;
Mixed and produced by Markey Funk at Nowhere Studio, Jerusalem, February 2021;

Mastered by Uri "Mixmonster" Wertheim at MonaTone;

An Agitação Popular production;

Distributed by Kudos.


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Delights Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem-based 7" label, dedicated to modern psychedelic grooves, inspired by the 1960's and 1970's film, library and exploitation music.

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