Slugabed’s debut album takes a more fantastical approach to production than ever before. Instead of flatulent basslines and breezeblock beats the 23-year-old opts for finely honed songwriting, elements of skwee, footwork, P-funk, boom bap, wall-of-sound electronica and new age vibes forming a futuristic kind of psychedelia that’s utterly engrossing. ‘Moonbeam Rider’ flips between sub-low movements and star-gazing melodies, while ‘Unicorn Suplex’ shimmers with pop sensibilities and computer game crunch. Then there’s ‘Grandma Paints Nice’, a lunar lullaby with slap bass and weeping synths, and ‘Earth Claps’, an intergalactic 808 jam. Dive in and experience Slugabed’s amazing imagination for yourself.
File under Future-psyche melting pot
Download ‘Moonbeam Rider’, ‘Travel Sweets’, ‘Unicorn Suplex’
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