Since “Jungle Nights”, Duplekita has been both casually and frantically recording the expansive and lush full-length album, “The Sound Of My Name”.
The inception of the title track was the inspiration for how the album would be made. Label-mate Brock Tyler stole an early demo and started layering vocal tracks on a whim. A beat was given a melody, was given a chord progression, and the song took shape organically.
The next 18 months consisted of Batke gathering friends to create music in a similar fashion.
Collaboration was an important part of the record, and the obsessive-compulsive tendencies of its arranger gave shape and direction to the freedom that happened during the recording process. Recordings were not rehearsed, rather written and captured within a day. These takes were then to be cut up and reworked for weeks, like a collage in editing – pulling out the rug and putting down a new one underneath.
This is an album of repetition and layers. It’s an album built first on beats, then chords, then melody, then more beats, more chords, and more melody. Many things influenced this recording, including the music of Ralf und Florian, The Talking Heads, and “The Big Picture” era Michael W. Smith.
“The Sound Of My Name” is the work of many people filtered through the ears of one. Casual collaboration and OCD are now married, and their child is the album “The Sound Of My Name”.
The machine that is Duplekita will release the Long Player “The Sound Of My Name”, on July 29th, 2014.