MP3 Loop Guru - Elderberry Shiftglass
This is Loop Guru''s homage to 1966 in 2006, Psychedelia in the old style. experimental with fruitiness and fun.
20 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Psychedelic, ELECTRONIC: Experimental
Their long awaited 13th album ''Elderberry Shiftglass'' is here. THIS CD IS A PRE-RELEASE EXCLUSIVE TO CD BABY!! A homage to the psychedelia of 1966 in 2006. This is the Loop Guru''s Sgt Peppers, the most complete album to date!
Loop Guru have pushed the exotic musical envelope into the psychedelic larder of sampledelica, entering this space with a smorgasboard of marshmallows, trifle and fruit! You will need your dark glasses for this ride!
Its is a given that Sam Dodson and Jamuud are creative and exploratative musicians and the founders of global music pioneers Loop Guru. This message has been taken world wide with their extensive touring, 6 NME and Melody Maker singles of the week, 5 sessions for the late great John Peel and the first album which charted at no 4 in the indie charts. Loop Guru are dubbed the ''Godfathers of Global Fusion'' by Melody Maker, a moniker that has remained with them creating a respectful buzz whenever they perform.
The artists Mickey Hart, Jean Michel Jarre, Pop Will Eat itself, Banco de Gaia, Les Baxter and Youth all invited Loop Guru to add that unique Loop Guru ''je ne sais quoi'' into their music for remixes. Two tracks in the film ''Entrapment'' and many TV programmes add to their list of commercial prowess and accomplishments.
Here''s a couple of reviews of "Bathtime"
Bathtime With Loop Guru
Producers: Jamuud and Saam
When the instrumental credits listed in the cd booklet include "quantum physics," "insect manipulation," and "luminous wetlook," you know you''re in for an unusual listening experience. But the abnormal is de rigueur for British ethno-techno group Loop Guru, Bathtime With Loop Guru follows the sample happy grooves and stolen themes of previous outings. The band, now reduced to a duo of Jamuud and Saam (aka Dave Muddyman and Sam Dodson, respectively), freely samples sitars and mellotrons, Kraftwork rhythms and gamelan cycles-all collaged into delirious, dub trippy grooves, Loop Guru really would have been happy as a 60''s psychedelic band, hanging out between Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd, but forged a few years too late. Yet it has adapted to the technology and tone of the day, mixing sly humor into its most chilled and sensual album to date.-John Dilliberto
Latest offering from post-rave ethnological adventurers
It''s typical of their cheery nature but Bathtime With Loop Guru is a bit of a debilitatingly flip title. Don''t be put off. This ranks up there with their best work. Beneath their mock- Hare Krishna trappings and big cyclical rhythms, LG are a scholarly duo who''s vast, eclectic musical knowledge, ranging from Gamelan to avant-garde, lends the LP a wealth of nuances and citrus twists.
From the samples of Edgar Varese''s Poeme Electronique on "Today" to the brass band strains of "Spring", this is a fine reminder that Loop Guru are still around and still in their prime.
David Stubbs - Uncut Magazine. ****