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:
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
Little Willie John – Fever
Jefferson Airplane – Plastic Fantastic Lover
New York Dolls – Personality Crisis
Gary Numan – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
(Technically ’79 but totally predicted the 80’s)
Sonic Youth – Sugar Kane
PICK FIVE ARTISTS/LABELS/PEOPLE THAT GIVE YOU FAITH IN MUSIC
Reverberation Appreciation Society
Trouble In Mind
PICK FIVE ESSENTIAL PIECES OF MUSICAL EQUIPMENT/FX/EVERYDAY THINGS YOU NEED TO MAKE MUSIC
MPC 2000 XL
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!