GLK goes to town on the follow-up to Heliocentrics’ 2007 debut Out There.
Malcolm Catto’s jazz-funk ensemble have always offered a heady brew of the exotic and the odd: Middle Eastern psych, African jazz, low-slung funk and frazzled krautrock all have a part to play in their inspired mish-mash of a sound. Following collaborations with Ethio jazz don Mulatu Astatqé and ethnomusicologist/musician Lloyd Miller, they recently dropped the 13 Degrees Of Reality LP – and they’ve now turned to Brainfeeder live-wire The Gaslamp Killer to remix it.
In The Gaslamp Killer’s hands, 13 Degrees Of Reality has been pulled to pieces and comprehensively rebuilt. The result is a 23-minute psychedelic tour de force – part Flaming Tunes, part Sun Ra, part Sunburned Hand Of The Man, all gravy.