HIGH FIVE FRIDAY #1 — AL LOVER

Another new feature for Is Your Clam In A Jam?!
What is this Christmas you say?

Nope, it’s Friday, and from now on around this neck of the woods we’ll ease you into the weekend with a new column called High Five Fridays, on which, through five questions we’ll go on a journey through an artist’s musical experiences and inspirations.

This week we start with the Asheville through San Francisco producer that’s fusing heady beats with out-of-body melodies to create the most unique music out there. He’s the man behind the Austin Psych Fest mixtapes, the one who turned Safe As Milk into something ever groovier and simply one of the nicest guys out there.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Clammers and Jammers, give a high five to the one and only:

AL LOVER

Al Lover

PICK FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND

Strange, Trippy, Heavy, Earthy, Evolving.

PICK FIVE DECADES AND THE ONE SONG/ALBUM THAT DEFINES IT FOR YOU

1950s
Little Willie John – Fever

1960s
Jefferson Airplane – Plastic Fantastic Lover

1970s
New York Dolls – Personality Crisis

1980s
Gary Numan – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
(Technically ’79 but totally predicted the 80’s)

1990s
Sonic Youth – Sugar Kane

PICK FIVE ARTISTS/LABELS/PEOPLE THAT GIVE YOU FAITH IN MUSIC

PNK SLM
Reverberation Appreciation Society
Castle Face
Trouble In Mind
Sacred Bones

PICK FIVE ESSENTIAL PIECES OF MUSICAL EQUIPMENT/FX/EVERYDAY THINGS YOU NEED TO MAKE MUSIC

MPC 2000 XL
Ableton Live
Technics 1200
BOSS DD-7 Digital Delay Pedal
MPK MINI Synth Keyboard

PICK FIVE WORDS OF ADVICE FOR THE WEEKEND UP AHEAD

Have Fun And Be Safe.

Check out Al Lover’s latest tape, the  Headway Remixes, out on Headway Recordings down here, and don’t forget that the hand that cradles the rock can certainly roll the world.

It’s Friday, High Five!

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