Teebs is about to release the album of our sweetest dreams, and I mean that in the most literal sense. The also-visual-artist and freshest face in Flying Lotus‘ Brainfeeder collective has finally created a full length release, finally exceeding even his most beatific psychedelic paintings in service of rendering his uniquely utopian vision.
Yes, utopia. This is exactly what Teebs conjures on record; one listen leaves no doubt as to the veracity of a claim by Flying Lotus himself that this album sounds “the way Avatar looks.” I’d be hard pressed to utter a more succinct bon mot. This music reminds me of imaginary imagery more than any specific prior music; tropical visions of the future as seen in 60’s cinema, a psychedelic James Bond-ian secret island accessible only by submarine. Or space ship. The colors and tones may have forebears in John Barry and Martin Denny – and the optimistic sheen the future once sported – but the construction and the visionary feel is all his own.
Listen to Arthur’s Birds – a cut right from the center of Ardour.
[pick this one up October 18th via brainfeeder on amazon or *more coming soon*]
7 thoughts on “Teebs – Ardour”
I’m very excited for Ardour to come out, even though its already been leaked. As we saw with Cosmogramma, a lot can change between a leak and full release.
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Excellent album, excellent advice, many thanks for that.
The fluidity and elegance of progress between ‘Made Of’ and ‘Couldn’t’ alone is worth the buy.
Sorry, confused the posts, please delete.
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