an interplanetary space/love odyssey featuring melvin van peebles (brer soul, sweet sweetbacks baadasssss song). following heliocentrics *out there* and *13 degrees of reality* albums. download card included. vinyl 2 contains all instrumentals.
2018 reissue - following their award-winning collaboration with ethio jazz godfather mulatu astatke (mojo magazine top 50 of the year 2009, sunday times world music album of the year), pioneering uk collective the heliocentrics resurfaces alongside another fascinating jazz enigma, ethno-musicologist, jazz maestro and multi-instrumentalist, lloyd miller
the third in struts inspiration information studio collaboration series brings together an intriguing pairing between one of africas great bandleaders, mulatu astatke, with the next level musicianship of the heliocentrics collective from the mighty roster of stones throw / now again. known primarily through the successful ethiopiques album series and the film soundtrack to jim jarmuschs ?broken flowers, mulatu astatke is one of ethiopias foremost musical ambassadors. his selfstyled ethio-jazz sound flourished during the swinging addisÑ era of the late 60s as he successfully fused western jazz and funk with traditional ethiopian folk melodies. the heliocentrics have become known as one of the uks foremost free-thinking collectives of musicians, inspired by a wide palette covering sun ra, james brown, david axelrod and all manner of psych, afro and eastern sounds. the collective have featured on records by madlib and dj shadow. now a fixture within the stones throw / now again roster, they forged their own genre-breaking directions in the astral analogue groove on their 2007 debut album, out there. a number of tour dates around the release and headline slots at festivals throughout 2009 have been confirmed.
with many new roads traveled over the last few years, the gaslamp killer is back with the full-length lp instrumentalepathy. glk will initiate his new imprint cuss records with instrumentalepathy. french surrealism artist albane simon designed the cover, supplying an array of psychedelic imagery that contains a brilliant sense of connection to glk’s music & the chaos he’s survived. instrumentalepathy features an impressive cast of artists tied closely to glk over his music career with brainfeeder, low end theory and beyond. guests include gonjasufi, miguel atwood ferguson, niki randa, kid moxie, mophono, amir yaghmai and the heliocentrics. it’s been over a decade since glk and gonjasufi have collaborated on new music, bringing the two natives of san diego back together for something truly special.