“I get auras before a migraine,” says Jack, “which start like tiny punctures in your field of vision, like if you’d stared at the sun too long. As a kid, the only relief from these horrible headaches came from Tylenol, a dark room, and a cold cloth. Of the two EPs I’m about to release – the other being ‘ENTER to EXIT’ with Paris producer Keor Meteor – this project is darker, heavier, deeper underground.”
The EP contains 9 tracks culled from 7 different producers, including two tracks from Derek Dumont whose production was also twice featured on Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Allderdice mixtape. Moscow’s Malefique contributes two tracks as well, while Mr. Owl, Reverrb, and Rephrazed (all from Pittsburgh), All These Fingers (Detroit), and Quiet Noise (Wales UK) round out the rest. Mr. Owl’s “Most Mighty” also features Delaware MC Avant-Garde, whom Wilson met in Baltimore where they both lived for a short time. Baltimore is also where most of the tracks on PHOTOPHOBIA were actually written.
On Wednesday October 3rd, PHOTOPHOBIA will be available to stream free at pstrix.com/photophobia, and for choose-your-price download via Bandcamp. Wilson will be celebrating the release of both of his upcoming EPs on November 1st with Terence Degnan and Stillborn Identity at Goodbye Blue Monday in Bushwick, Brooklyn.