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Out There
     

Out There

by The Heliocentrics
 
Despite having been DJ Shadow's backing band on a couple tours, Out There is the debut full-length from the Heliocentrics. It's an inspired mix of cinematic hip-hop instrumentals and Sun Ra-style jazz exotica with horns and percussion a-plenty. Some of the shorter tracks serve

Overview

Despite having been DJ Shadow's backing band on a couple tours, Out There is the debut full-length from the Heliocentrics. It's an inspired mix of cinematic hip-hop instrumentals and Sun Ra-style jazz exotica with horns and percussion a-plenty. Some of the shorter tracks serve more as interludes, sometimes using spoken samples from film (???) that all relate to the concept of a journey "out there" to the cosmos and back, but the vast majority of the album is instrumental. It's more about the grooves than the solos, although flutist Jack Yglesias and synth player Mike Burnham have some really nice moments. Speaking of the groove, drummer Malcolm Catto and bass player Jake Ferguson keep it solid, aided on percussion by practically everyone else in the band. If funky beats, riffing saxophones, and an anything-can-happen mentality strikes your fancy, you might want to give a listen to the Heliocentrics.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2007
Label:
Now Again
UPC:
0659457503123
catalogNumber:
75031

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Heliocentrics   Primary Artist
Ray Carless   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jessica Lauren   Vocals,electronics
Max Weissenfeldt   Percussion,Vibes
Malcolm Catto   Piano,Drums
Adrian Owusu   Guitar,Percussion,Oud
Jack Yglesias   Flute,Percussion,Santur
James Arben   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Low Fi Ensemble   Strings
Khadijatou Silcott Fraser   Vocals
Mike Burnham   Synthesizer

Technical Credits

Matt Rowlands   Artwork
Egon   Executive Producer
Malcolm Catto   Producer
Heliocentrics   Composer,Audio Production
Mike Burnham   Producer

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