Album Of The Week: The Gaslamp Killer – Instrumentalepathy

 

Album Of The Week:The Gaslamp Killer -Instrumentalepathy

Returning with a full-length studio album, Instrumentalepathy (after 2012’s Breakthrough), The Gaslamp Killer blesses us with something truly unique.

The new body of work serves as the first release on his freshly minted label Cuss Records and features the likes of Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Gonjasufi, Mophono, Amir Yaghmai, The Heliocentrics, Kid Moxie and Niki Randa.

After a near fatal accident, GLK used the triumphs of the experience three years ago to shape his debut Cuss Records album. Some of the tracks were created from his bed, unable to walk, with morphine running through his veins and staples in his body.

Moulding a psychedelic ethos and heavy drum breaks with the traditional music language of his ancestors and the futuristic landscapes of modern electronica; Gaslamp Killer continues to push the boundaries of contemporary music.

The experimental production and the intermixing of psychedelic riffs, electronics, and Eastern rhythms make for a truly original listening experience. Tracks like “Good Morning,” “Residual Tingles,” “Listen For My Whistle,” “Haleva” and the opening track “Pathetic Dreams” sets this record apart from other music out there.

On my third listen and the words “future classic'” spring to mind.

 

(★★★★☆)

 

The Gaslamp Killer’s Instrumentalepathy LP is out now (buy)

 

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