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    On the TV Series "Hannibal", Special Agent Will Graham develops encephalitis - a condition that, among other things, causes him to lose track of time. When asked to draw a picture of a clock as a test of how he is currently viewing space and time, he draws the numbers on the clock offset to the right. As a huge fan of the show, this was the inspiration for the first Hectic Zeniths t-shirt. Super soft and comfortable, printed with water-based ink (no hard plasticy feel on the logo) on an American Apparel shirt. No shipping cost for US. Buy one before they're gone!! Includes Download of the self-titled album.

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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 (Venice Sunlight), and The Yetti on drums.

'Hectic Zeniths' is an anagram for the German word 'Zeitschichten,' meaning "Layers of Time." The artist has previously released free instrumentals and an array of hip hop and electronic remixes under the name 'amplifya'. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he currently teaches high school math in Philadelphia, PA.

“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

“...'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

“This [album] takes a little time to digest, but when it hits you, you feel the painstaking efforts that went into the project…Thoughtful, wistful hip-hop explorations, not quite as dark as Blue Sky Black Death.” – M.F. DiBella, URB.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

“[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

“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


released 10 January 2012

Drums on 2, 3, 6, 10 performed by The Yetti
Violin on 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, performed by Patrick Bailey
Guitar on 4, 9 and bass on track 11 performed by Dave Cohen
Drums on 2, 3, 6, 10 engineered by Will in Queens
Drums on 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 engineered by Jeff @ South St sounds
Piano sessions engineered by Kevin at M-Sound
"know my list" co-written by Samantha Prince
Piano, Samples, Other Instrumentation and Mixing by Adam Morgan Prince
Mastering by Ryan Schwabe
Design and Original Artwork by Avi Matan Sinkin - www.avimatan.com

Copyright 2012 / Adam Morgan Prince (ASCAP) / Type One Era (ASCAP)

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