Art Between Minds: White Vinyl LPKULP085X
Label: King Underground
Release Date: 19th January
Dark Italo-Horror-Soundtrack-Psychedelic Library funk with ripping guitar solos, heavy breaks and an air of sinister blowing through tingling electronic jazz keys.
aving cut his teeth in the LA hip-hop and beats scene and explored realms of
cosmic- funk under previous monikers, E. Lundquist's music displays a rich
tapestry of influence’s including the cinematic & experimental jazz-infused library
music that influenced his previous LP 'Multiple Images'. Now he is back with
another ample helping of his hallucinogenic sonics, utilizing a bevy of vintage
gear to replicate that warm glow of '70s jazz-funk. From the Fender Rhodes MKI
to the ARP Odyssey, to the Mellotron, the keys and synths he employs on these
tracks display a genuine appreciation for the groove- driven music of The 'Me"
The album plays like the score to a cult classic B-movie. The sun-drenched haze
of "Soliloquy" could easily be what you hear during the calm before the storm in a
Blaxploitation flick and the laidback crawl of "Euphoria" seems ripped right out of
a fuzzy '70s blue movie. But there is a certain sophistication here, like the way the
horn section, slinky guitar, and trippy synths combine on "Escape" to sound like
liquid one moment and like a summer breeze the next.
While E. Lundquist's artistry will eventually take him to new plateaus of sound,
where he is right now is undoubtedly a high watermark in his career. He has
become a torchbearer for jazz-funk in a new jazz revolution, updating the
subgenre with his delicate balance of digital and analog elements that will easily
appeal to fans of Kamaal Williams, Surprise Chef, BADBADNOTGOOD, Khurangbin,
Robohands and similar.