it’s been about six months since dan forke released post-clarity, his latest ep as wealthy relative. in the interim, forke has been accruing a series of brief instrumentals, submitting them one at a time to his soundcloud page at a steady clip for the public to digest, his angular flow and internal rhyme swapped for deft beats that faithfully emulate his lyrical aesthetic.
today, forke picks the microphone back up for “sage bundle,” the lead single off of a forthcoming wealthy relative ep and the first in a series of songs scheduled for release every wednesday over the next four weeks. handling production this time around is the elusive relative newcomer goth fieri, who has likewise spent most of 2016 posting beats to soundcloud when he’s not busy collaborating with other underground electronic artists.
“sage bundle” is predicated on a woozy, cyclical sample – a gravitron coming to a halt on an endless feedback loop, its patrons forever trying to steady themselves. forke is trying to steady himself, too; a pair of wandering verses seek solace in the cascading arpeggios that eventually saturate the foreground, priming isolated moments of clarity as forke delivers the song’s quixotic, mantra-esque hook. “sage bundle” premieres on the dimestore, below. try to find some nicer magic.