Los Angeles-based experimental producer Al Lover has released his latest studio album ‘Cosmic Joke’ on Fuzz Club Records. A staple of the global psychedelic scene, Lover has spent nearly a decade fine-tuning a broken, abstracted form of electronica that pools together a tapestry of trip-hop, synthesized krautrock, dub and dark ambient. Utilizing an arsenal of samples, drum machines, analog synths and live instrumentation, Lover’s is a kaleidoscopic sound that’s J Dilla, DJ Shadow, DJ Muggs and Lee "Scratch" Perry by way of Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, Harmonia and Cluster. Central to Lover’s music is a desire to explore the fringes of psychedelia and the common threads that run through its far-reaching styles, drawing elements from the past and connecting them to the future. Through the years he has released a number of studio albums and beat-tapes, remixed the likes of Osees and Night Beats, been resident DJ for the Levitation and Desert Daze festivals and collaborated with the likes of Goat, Anton Newcombe, Caïro Liberation Front and White Fence. Lover's latest studio album, ‘Cosmic Joke’ is an instrumental meditation on the compounding complexities of the modern world.
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