Jason Nazary (Helado Negro / Bear in Heaven) and Swiss-born vocalist Emilie Weibel are Clebs, a genre-blending, boundary-pushing duo residing in Brooklyn. Having just released their debut EP I’m Here, Clebs mashed up some strong rhythms, odd vocals, and modular noise for their guest mix, featuring a few songs off the new EP, plus artists like Puce Mary, The Knife, and Byron Westbrook.
Clebs (Emilie Weibel and Jason Nazary)
JN: Atlanta, GA
EW: Lausanne, Switzerland
Current city of residence:
Your favorite local record shop and a recent purchase there:
EW: Printed Matter or Commend is pretty nice. I just got “One and One Less” by David Grubbs and Eli Keszler on Ugly Duckling Presse and “All Kind Music” by Georgia on Palto Flats.
JN: Academy Records in Greenpoint, last purchase was Misiunea Spatiala Delta – soundtrack to a sci-fi flick by Romanian synth folk pioneers Rodio GA.
Last concert attended:
EW: A few shows I’ve loved recently are L’Rain, Felicia Atkinson and Afrikan Sciences, and Anteloper.
JN: Space way travel with the astral legend Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Your go-to instruments / hardware:
EW: The electro-harmonic 45000 and the SP404 sampler. I love all of its effects, especially the sub bass, chromatic and pitch fx that I use with my contact / throat microphone.
JN: My latest gear obsession has been basil instruments’ ‘soft pop’ a mini modular noise machine that is endlessly inspiring and insanely flexible for how tiny it is.
Last moment of inspiration:
JN: Catching our buddy Henry Fraser’s band The Full Salon recently, masters of that ‘cosmic noise funk for the beach’ vibe.
EW: Yes that was a great show! Deep moments of inspiration are often after my sound composition classes with David Grubbs or Marina Rosenfeld.
2018 plans and goals:
We are working on a full length album that we’re recording this summer!
Click here to buy I’m Here via Jass Records in cassette or CD form, including remixes from Time Wharp and Olga Bell.