SBR018 - LP
Stolen Body Records is proud to announce the release of Al Lover – Cave Ritual Redux which will be supported by an extensive UK/EU tour this July! For those who aren’t already familiar with the workings of Al Lover then allow Stolen Body Records to introduce you to this exceptional, experimental producer from San Francisco – who has been gaining much notoriety for his melding of contemporary past garage and psychedelic rock into harsh yet spacey abrasive beats. Influenced as much by The 13th Floor Elevators as DJ Shadow, Al Combines crunchy drums, shaky percussion, chopped samples and layers of textured effects to create an unexplored path for psychedelic music, offering an earthy and loose approach that sounds more like you’re listening to a DMT fueled psych band than a beat made on an MPC. Cave Ritual Redux exhibits Al Lover re-inventing his already unique style by adding a new dimension to his previous album Cave Ritual released at the end of last year. With this offering, Al Lover takes older ideas and reinvigorates them with new textures, layers, imagination and creates a new body of mind altering work.
?It?s not often in today?s world that you come across an artist who has found a unique form of self-expression, seemingly operating on his or her own trajectory? ? The Quietus
?Al Lover is most well-known for his ability to be a non-synthy/trappy/basic beat-maker, and instead a psych-producer, which is very rare. He is quite literally the only one who does what he does? ? Noisey