Our love for Al Lover was one of those instantaneous things that people claim happens. His Woodsist Remixed mix made us believers, even though Jeremy Earl of Woodsist was not down with his scuzzy breakbeat treaments and politely requested he desist. Al's refusal to give a flying F gained him further points in the cool department and we've been casually stalking his releases ever since. We even befriended the Bay Area producer and enlisted him to join our tape series.
It is our great pleasure to present “Black Majick Starter Jacket”, the first single from Al Lover's Satanic Tambourine tape. In line with his production work with Fist Fam and remixes of Bay Area psych-rock, “Black Majick Starter Jacket” is blunt trauma to the dome of icky guitar loops over the sharp snaps of boom bap percussion. The track encapsulates the occult and druggy themes pulsating through the tape. If rap needs a Roky Erickson, Al Lover is the man with the MPC to stake that claim.
Al Lover's Satanic Tambourine is out November 11 (that's 11.11.11) on Impose Records. You can pre-order it here.