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Me And My Students Have Reached Higher Levels

Spiritczualic Enhancement Center

Me And My Students Have Reached Higher Levels

Spiritczualic Enhancement Center

7,90€ Digital 15,90€ Vinyl 19,90€ Vinyl + Poster


Deep on a mind trip aboard the ISS Kingston, we are floating upon the low-gravity armchairs of its “Disco 3000” cocktail lounge. Brain-dance soundwaves are being distributed by means of the Akuphone, transmitting the psychedelic music of Spiritczualic Enhancement Center.


Me and My Students Have Reached Higher Levels presents itself as an obscure and ever-morphing spectral-jazz album. Produced by eight outernational musicians, once originating from Iran, Israel, America, Russia, Romania and Germany, this record carries a distinct centrifugal force. Suspending musical particles out of a brewish stew full of drones, bleeps and feedbacks, we hear a retro-futuristic sound which could have been Big Fun back in 1974. It makes us envision the electric dreams of an artificial intelligence modeled after Lee “Scratch” Perry. Given the task to create a dubby fusion requiem for Bela Lugosi’s Death, it seems Perry’s AI has been applied to a jukebox full of CAN’s and Sun Ra’s 7-inches. 

Vinyl is housed in a beautiful uncoated sleeve designed by Dima Rabik. Including download card.

Personal:
  • Nicolas Sheikholeslami: Drums
  • Camil Dumitrescu: Drum Processing
  • Faani: Percussion
  • Carl-John Hoffmann: Synthesizer
  • Yael Lavie: Qanun
  • Æladin: Guitar
  • Omri Shmulewitz: Keyboards
  • Sasha Lee: Sound Sources and Bass 
Production:
  • Audio Engineering: Carl-John Hoffmann
  • Mixing: Nicolas Sheikholeslami
  • Mastering: Mark Gergis
  • Artwork by Dima Rabik
Format:
  • Vinyl with download code + A2 Poster (Limited 50ex)
  • Vinyl with download code
  • Digital
Tags: Psychedelic Rock, Electronic, Fusion, Improvisation, Jazz

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