VARIOUS - FREE THE ROBOTS Tempo Dreams Vol. 5
- BASTARD JAZZ
- 2LP 3590 yen (税込)
TALL BLACK GUY,
|A1.||MOPHONO - Bernardwuar||sample|
|A2.||NEVER ENDING ECHO - Vanessa||sample|
|A3.||KUROMOJI - Pond Folks||sample|
|B1.||RSI-MSK - Eye and the Egg||sample|
|B2.||THE BREATHING EFFECT - Waves|
|B3.||CAZAL ORGANISM - Blasian Jawn|
|B4.||LEFTO - Jukesoftheworld|
|C1.||CHUBBY BOSS - Hop Louie|
|C2.||FREE THE ROBOTS - Nasi Goreng||sample|
|C3.||CALIPH8 - Offset Negative 27||sample|
|C4.||TITLE - Trails|
|D1.||NOIS IV - Savage||sample|
|D2.||THE HEAVY TWELVES - M.U.R.M.U.R.|
|D3.||MU. - Pentium Zen|
|D4.||MARKEY FUNK - La Ligne Morte||sample|
Rooted in Santa Ana, CA, Chris Alfaro aka Free the Robots has spent over a decade taking his craft to audiences around the globe. Known as one of the pioneering artists to come out of LA's infamous beat movement, the energy and technical skill behind his live performances have landed him among the greats, sharing stages with Dj Shadow, Prefuse 73, Flying Lotus, to Afrika Bambaataa. Crafting stories to tell with his ever-evolving solo project Free the Robots, he has always had the ability to jump in and out of other worlds inspiring a unique signature sound that hints at jazz, psych, electronic, and hip hop, while remaining un-genre-fiable.
Staying almost permanently on the road, Chris has come across an array of artists and scenes around the world. Different tours and temporary living situations have landed him in the middle of both the DIY underground and more mainstream clubs and stages. Some artists he's connected with have either kept it proudly local or breached international borders. Underrated, unknown, or already on the brink; these are just a few of the people that have crossed paths with Free The Robots. He's chosen these songs as a representation of some of the vibes that inspire his music: Jazz, Psychedelia, Dirtwave, Beats, and a little bit of Future Funk make up Volume 5 of his Tempo Dreams series.
As with all previous volumes, the compiler has produced a track exclusively for the album, which Chris delivers in the bass heavy, South East Asian vibes of "Nasi Goreng" (also available on a limited edition 7" with another unreleased FTR track). Other producers included on the album include Mophono, Never Ending Echo, Kuromoji, RSI-MSK, The Breathing Effect, Cazal Organism, Lefto, Chubby Boss, Caliph8, TITLE, Nois IV, The Heavy Twelves, Mu. and Markey Funk.