Abstract Thought

by Kero & Valance Drakes

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Kero + Valance Drakes
Abstract Thought EP
DU-39 / AVPGDU0006
7”vinyl + Digital  
Sleeve design by The Designers Republic™
[ pantone 877c - metallic silver ink used on front cover ]

Part of the Atøms √ë¢tœrs Pix£ls Gh©sts™
series with The Designers Republic™.

Valance Drakes and Kero team up for their first collaborative endeavor. The EP, Abstract Thought is an evident fusion of both artist’s unique styles, bringing together elements of glitch, Hip hop, Detroit techno, and a whole lot of space vibes.


My hands float before my face, drifting in defiance of gravity, willfulness brought on by forces beyond my own. Things stop very abruptly with a crash the shakes my eyes in their very sockets, rattling reverberation pushing painfully through my skull.

One thousand days in space feels like nothing and everything all at once. Children grow, faces fill with wrinkles and I stay still.

Until my eyes begin to shake and everything turns to television static flashing somewhere inches behind vision. Is someone stepping on my throat?

I’ve crashed into something hard and barren. Is that electricity I see, clinging to my hands?

I spring across an earth or planet or meteorite that crumbles beneath my boots and sways in the air moving so swiftly about my body, dust flying up into the visor of the helmet that saves me, threatening cracks, ruckus.

I can hear my heartbeat in here. I wonder if this is what it sounds like in the womb. The rope connecting me to the ship is something like an umbilical cord. Is it not? Maybe it’s a vacuum. Maybe I’m not born yet after all.


released April 13, 2019

Cover design by The Designers Republic™


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Detroit Underground (est. 1997) is a multidisciplinary arts collective. Functioning primarily as a record label dedicated to electronic based experimental music and video installation.

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