Sunday, October 16, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The latest release a few months too late. Sampled from current garage and psych bands.
Picking up where his highly acclaimed 'Safe as Milk Replica' left off, San Francisco producer Al Lover presents his latest work 'Distorted Reverberations (of Reverberating Distortion)'. Continuing his journey into the depths of fuzzed out boom bap chaos, 'Distorted' is a collection of some of today's best garage and psych rock tunes sampled and chopped up into tweaked-out, neck snapping instrumental hip-hop slabs.
From the crunchy deconstruction of Ty Segall's version of "Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart", driven by spastic breaks, piercing tambourine and haunting guitar howls, to the phased out twangy tones and grimy claps of Davila 666's "Yo Seria Otro", that resembles what a peyote trip into the future might sound like, 'Distorted' sifts through to the rhythm and blues roots of current psychedelic rock and mutilates it over classic breaks in a "wall of sound" fashion not unlike classic Bomb Squad or Dust Brothers production, only drenched in liquid acid.
Inspired by the revitalized garage, and psych scene in SF, Al Lover takes his own approach to the effects used by local bands and applies them to his MPC with the aid of various guitar pedals and recording techniques. The layering of different tones and effects used on the samples produces a beefy, aggressive, original sound not heard in instrumental hip-hop today. The Idea being to experiment with new ideas while directly siting influences and source material as a way of sharing the music sampled with those who have yet to hear it, thus hopefully helping to further connect the underground music community.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Monday, December 27, 2010
So here it is, one last final free download of the year. This one might be my favorite, fuzzed out psychedelic boom-bap shit. Big ugly drunken drums, over spaced out, chopped samples run through pedals and totally reconfigured into distorted madness. No Pro-Tools plug-in magic here, just straight MPC work. The grimy shit, beautiful ugly music. Pretty weird, the only way to make a Beefheart tribute, I guess. It's been a tough week trying to get this finished, but I'm glad to have it all done. This one's for you Beefheart, hope you like it.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I just wanted to thank the folks over at IMPOSE MAGAZINE for voting my "Creative Controlled" project one of the best free downloads of the year. It means a lot, and it's very awesome. Check more stuff they thought was cool HERE. There's some good shit on there. Those fools got good taste.