Mixtape: Parallel Thought, “FAME”
Parallel Thought, “FAME” (2013 Bandcamp mixtape)
Superior Fourth World concepting from long-time backpacker production team. The plan is: source music only from recordings made at the classic Muscle Shoals studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and cut them up in the spirit of the South Bronx, mega-mix-style. What on some level purports to be a very old skool feel, turns out to be aesthetically focused but completely out of time and space. The closest comparisons I can make are that of a much busier (d’uh, DJ set) version of Laswell’s Miles Davis remixes, or some sort of kid-brother companion to Dilla’s Donuts. You could do much worse with 42-minutes of your ears’ time.