ethereal

radiOasis • The Escapist

Give yourself the gift of drifting away into a slipstream. Breathe deep, close your eyes, and run into the fields of your imagination with this music mix featuring Chris Isaak, Damon Albarn and others.

There are two versions—take your pick!

  1. one at Spotify** (including their app),

  2. the other on MixCloud featuring some extras and streaming commercial-free.

* radiOasis  The World Is Sound • Life Is a Remix

** p.s. You can get a nice crossfade via the Spotify menu by selecting “Preferences > Crossfade” and setting it to about 2 seconds or more. Also opt to “set same level for all tracks.”

A simmering Cosmic Slop. Yum!

REDISCOVERED: Producer Bill Laswell, who worked with Herbie Hancock during his exploratory funk-metal days of “RockIt” and Future Shock/Sound-System/Perfect Machine, was working for reggae masters Sly & Robbie in 1991 and, before they knew it, Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell of Funkadelic were involved—plus Herbie himself, Henry Threadgill, the horn section for Parliament/Funkadelic and Bootsy’s Rubber Band, and others—and the project took on a life of its own. Play

Check out this reworking of Funkadelic’s “Cosmic Slop” by this amalgamation of artists under the name Material featuring vocalist Gary Shider. This track just simmers in an ethereal swirl of flavor.

p.s. The featured image above is by Kenny Scharf, courtesy of the Portland Art Museum.