Record Store Day Fall 2021
About High Pulp
High Pulp is an instrumental, Seattle-based collective.
DO NOT CONSUME. IT WILL MAKE YOU SICK.
It’s difficult to pin down High Pulp. In just a few short years of existence, this instrumental band has dabbled in everything from avant-garde jazz to beat-driven R&B to psychedelic synthesizer-heavy electronica.
High Pulp recently joined the ANTI- Records family and their first release with the label debuted this past fall (September 2021). It’s a stand-alone single titled“Motel Money” that features deep-in-the-pocket drums, lush synth textures, cinematic horns, and the trumpet stylings of featured guest artist Takuya Kuroda.
Bobby Granfelt (drums) of High Pulp recalls: “I remember the first time I heard Rising Son [by Takuya Kuroda] back in 2014 when he joined Blue Note [Records] and it was this immediate magnetic reaction. I thought it was such a fresh modern take on jazz that stuck one foot firmly into hip-hop while simultaneously honoring bebop-era roots. Takuya has since become even more experimental - and he has proven that he is not averse to risk-taking - which adds to my respect and admiration for him as an artist. I know the rest of the band feels the same way, and I think when you put that all together, it’s no surprise that Takuya immediately popped into my head as a collaborator with High Pulp."