Hectic Zeniths debut album has been released on CD + Digital


Hectic Zeniths is the work of bedroom producer and multi-instrumentalist Adam Morgan Prince. Nearly three years in the making, the densely layered project builds around original piano compositions with an atmospheric collage of chopped and pitched dollar-bin vinyl samples, live instrumentation, synths, and haunting vocals. Featuring violinist Patrick Bailey, guitarist Dave Cohen, and The Yetti on drums.

‘Hectic Zeniths’ is an anagram for the German word ‘Zeitschichten,’ meaning “layers of time.” The artist has previously released a free EP and an array of hip hop and electronic remixes under the name ‘amplifya’. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he is currently teaching high school math in Philadelphia, PA.

Songs in this album:
01. One That Got Away [Intro]
02. Then And Now
03. Curtain
04. Why Shoot Debris About it? [Interlude 1]
05. I Might Drown
06. Save Me (Instrumental)
07. Josie [Interlude 2]
08. Know My List
09. Zeitschichten
10. The Loneliest City
11. An Empty Shell [Outro]
12. Crumble (Unreleased Demo Available @ KitchenDip.org)
13. Lo-Fi Fresh (Unreleased Demo Available @ KitchenDip.org)
14. Wasteland (Unreleased Demo Available @ KitchenDip.org)

Album Reviews:
“The standout, “Then and Now,” sells you everything you need to visualize Prince’s world: swirling pianos, horns, strings, nostalgia, and beats that place it somewhere between the RZA and Burial moving furniture. It’s a sluggish but unique sound, working up some big beat cinematics that are sure to get hip-hop biographers circling: stuff this good can turn TV obituaries into contenders for most original sound design.” – George Bass, Cokemachineglow.com

“Prince’s upbringing and more recent interest in experimental DIY beat making meld together in a way that sounds dark, yet brimming with optimism.…This attention to detail lines the whole record, with “Drown” just being one fraction of an impressive whole.” – Michael Ayers, MTVHive.com
“It’s clear Prince has set a wide net of not just influences, but points of reference. This concept is at its most effective on ‘Zeitschichten’ where mournful pan-pipes, a hymn-like vocal sample in which you can hear crackling vinyl, and a distant string player combine to create something incredibly poetic and powerful. Feeling somehow timeless and contemporary at the same time, it is a song to get lost in, conjuring images of everything from black-and-white western films to dimly-lit city skylines.” – Pete Adkins, datatransmission.co.uk

“This album is simply one of the most beautiful and moving instrumental hip hop/electronic albums I’ve come across in years…I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve listened to this album now. Each time sounds fresh and inventive, but also incredibly personal. That’s no small feat.” – Chi Chi Thalken, scratchedvinyl.com

“Experimentally precise ballads infused with classical influences as well as chopped and screwed samples to create a sound that separates the men from the boys…The way these sounds are layered and produced is incredible.” – Andriana Albert, thenewblack.tumblr.com

“Here’s an example to live by for the kids who have put their music [entirely] in the hands of Reason or Ableton. Electronic music with real drum beats can sound beautiful.” – Stuart Mouritzen, quitmumbling.com

The album has considerable grace and sweetness, revealing a keen ear for handmade folktronic sonics and a blend of gentle classicism and sprightly sampling, making this a no-brainer for fans of Baths, Bibio and peak-era DJ Shadow.” – K. Ross Hoffman, Philadelphia City Paper

“Then And Now” Unofficial Video:

“Know My List” Unofficial Video:

For more information, please contact: info@hecticzeniths.com


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