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ARTIST
TITLE
Lapis Lazuli
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KR 005CD KR 005CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/13/2014

2009 release. After the seminal dub/illbient records Psychotropical Heatwave and Fantastic Voyage on the cult label WordSound, Prince Charming returns with a direct hit. On Lapis Lazuli the sound alchemist interweaves strands of his widespread musical universe into an atmospheric, tight album. Illbient -- Prince Charming has been rejecting this categorization since the start of his work -- as a genre, it is too small for such a vast experience. Lapis Lazuli takes the listener on a quirky extravaganza through space and time; dub, exotica, ragtime, breakbeat, exotica, cinematic soundtrack, blues, classical, Latin, psychedelic, Afro-jazz, field recordings, and science-fiction, are just a few of his numerous and diverse influences reworked and melted elegantly into coherent tracks titled "Zebrine Polymorphous Blues," "Spider Scorpian Conch," "Pomegranate of Vice (a Supergeometry Symphony)," or "Uvarovite and Demantoid Dub." Uppers and downers, rockers and chillers -- a record as entertaining and imaginative as Prince Charming has never been.