Armand Hammer Enlist Benjamin Booker for New Song ‘Doves’

    Armand Hammer have teamed up with Benjamin Booker for ‘Doves’, released as a bonus track for the rap duo’s latest album We Buy Diabetic Test Strips. The track was co-produced by Booker and Kenny Segal, and it comes with an accompanying short film directed by Ryosuke Tanzawa. Check out the nine-minute track below.

    Tanzawa shared the following statement about the video:

    Sage Elsseser, also known as Navy Blue, connected me with woods last year, and I was very much looking forward to doing a video for Armand Hammer (“Tabula Rasa” & “Stone Fruit” are important tracks me), but I never expected something nine minutes long, with basically everything… It’s quiet and loud, intimate and vast, beautiful and ugly — all of those things in one. I was a bit intimidated by the scale of the track at first and asked woods to give me some time to think about whether I would be the right director for the project. When I went through my archive of black and white photos and started testing them out, laying them over the singing parts of the track, I felt like OK — this is going to work. So I called woods and told him I wanted to do it. It turns out we had more or less the same idea of where and how to film him and Elucid. In the end, me and my producer Sean, with an arsenal of cameras from super 8 to iphone, shot it over the course of 3 days on a snowy January week.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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