Al Lover Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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Al Lover takes the splice-tastic production techniques of a hip-hop beatmaker and applies them to the sonic domain of psych-rock, creating an interesting effect. His Cave Ritual LP last year was much enjoyed, but apparently Lover thought he could do better, as he’s decided to Redux it with an even newer approach. On Stolen Body.
- Vinyl LP (SBR018)
- Coloured vinyl
Producer Al Lover continues to extend the inexplicable fondness musicians have for diamond shapes on their album covers with Cave Ritual, which I believe also has some music: a fascinating mix of fiery psych riffs, gooey synth and real producer shit makes this one up, the beats as firm and thrilling as ever. If Michael Bay ever makes a film on a handheld camera, he knows who to call.
In which psychedelic DJ DJ Al Lover gets Egypt-by-way-of-Amsterdam collective Cairo Liberation Front on board for a very sweet six tracks of musical exploration. Nymphaea Caerulea sizzles with colour and energy, pushing together a proper melting pot of styles into a compelling brew. All pressed to picture disc and released by Hoga Nord.
If you are going to tread in the tracks of the greats for the sheer joy of the resulting sound, why bother disguising where you are coming from? Al Lover embraces the mighty twin pillars of Neu! and Suicide by naming this single Neuicide!, with perfect artwork to match. Needless to see, these two tracks chug onwards into ecstatic infinity. 10” on Fuzz Club.
Al Lover is a San Francisco-based producer. In recent times he has been exploring the links between psychedelic music. On Zodiak Versions he combines what he believes to be the two defining styles of underground music: Jamaican dub reggae and ‘70s krautrock. What we have here then, is rumbling dub bass lines and motorik beats awash with analogue synths. LA band Burnt Ones added some guitar and drone textures to the album. There are elements of Lover’s previous work here, but it also sees him embracing drone as a potential future direction.
- Vinyl Double LP (HNRLP005)