Album artwork for Honk If You're Sad by Ebi Soda

Born from ten-hour jam sessions in peeling Brighton bedsits, the technical parameters of a bootstrap recording process and the osmotic, multi-genre influence of internet music archives, quintet Ebi Soda have been steady-cultivating a unique sound amidst the exploding UK jazz scene.

Balancing irreverent musical and technical improvisation with an uncompromising instinct for vibe and prodigious musicianship, the Ebi ascent has been swift. Their eponymous debut EP, follow-up aptly titled Bedroom Tapes and debut LP Ugh were originally released on Sola Terra, and won international plaudits, major radio plays and performances at Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here, London’s Jazz Re:Freshed, EFG London Jazz Festival and Latitude. Tru Thoughts were excited to pick up Ebi’s back catalogue, repressing their first two EPs –that had long been out of circulation and garnering high prices on Discogs – on limited edition vinyl.

Despite their steep rise – the Brighton outfit have preserved as much as possible of their unique recording process, originating from their very first sessions. With just a two-track recorder around, the band would lay down whole takes, one instrument at a time, then immediately transform the overdub, digitally reshaping the sound with the same mischievous, adderall energy as the musical performance. This call-and-response between performance and production spurs an instinctive development – with musicality, player and producer egging one another on through naturally developing phases and textures.

Ebi Soda

Honk If You're Sad

Tru Thoughts
Album artwork for Honk If You're Sad by Ebi Soda
Tape

$20.99

Indie Exclusive

Orange Cassette

Released 04/29/2022Catalog Number

CS-TRU-424IEC

Album artwork for Honk If You're Sad by Ebi Soda
LP

$32.99

Black
Released 10/07/2022Catalog Number

LP-TRU-424

Ebi Soda

Honk If You're Sad

Tru Thoughts
Album artwork for Honk If You're Sad by Ebi Soda
Tape

$20.99

Indie Exclusive

Orange Cassette

Released 04/29/2022Catalog Number

CS-TRU-424IEC

Album artwork for Honk If You're Sad by Ebi Soda
LP

$32.99

Black
Released 10/07/2022Catalog Number

LP-TRU-424

Born from ten-hour jam sessions in peeling Brighton bedsits, the technical parameters of a bootstrap recording process and the osmotic, multi-genre influence of internet music archives, quintet Ebi Soda have been steady-cultivating a unique sound amidst the exploding UK jazz scene.

Balancing irreverent musical and technical improvisation with an uncompromising instinct for vibe and prodigious musicianship, the Ebi ascent has been swift. Their eponymous debut EP, follow-up aptly titled Bedroom Tapes and debut LP Ugh were originally released on Sola Terra, and won international plaudits, major radio plays and performances at Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here, London’s Jazz Re:Freshed, EFG London Jazz Festival and Latitude. Tru Thoughts were excited to pick up Ebi’s back catalogue, repressing their first two EPs –that had long been out of circulation and garnering high prices on Discogs – on limited edition vinyl.

Despite their steep rise – the Brighton outfit have preserved as much as possible of their unique recording process, originating from their very first sessions. With just a two-track recorder around, the band would lay down whole takes, one instrument at a time, then immediately transform the overdub, digitally reshaping the sound with the same mischievous, adderall energy as the musical performance. This call-and-response between performance and production spurs an instinctive development – with musicality, player and producer egging one another on through naturally developing phases and textures.