Goosebumps Per Minute Vol. 1


Collection of upbeat and funky Mocky tracks. Following up 2021's orchestral album opus Overtones For The Omniverse (HEAVY 011LP), Mocky has been releasing a number of upbeat and uplifting instrumental tracks and now collects them as Goosebumps Per Minute Vol. 1 on vinyl. Putting his vocals and songwriting to the side for this project, Mocky employs harps, horns, and '70s analog synths to provide a funky soundtrack that spreads a little of that California sunshine in the listeners direction. Built around Mocky's signature basslines and ensemble vocal arrangements that include his son Telly and his daughter Lulu, all recorded to his vintage Ampex tape machine, Mocky did away with the normal metronomic BPM calculations in modern production and instead measured his music in "GPM" (the tempo at which music transmits Goosebumps) -- and on top of a multitude of summery bass, drums, and strings perfection, Vicky Farewell drops a blistering Rhodes solo on "Flutter" and Carlos Niño lends a percussive hand on the sublime "Iridescence". Todd M. Simon handles the horn duties, and Liza Wallace infuses the dance tracks with live harp which recalls the floating approach of Alice Coltrane. Titles like "Refractions", "Wavelengths", or "Conduction" are hinting at a scientific approach to creating the conditions for "Goosebumps Per Minute" -- his own calculus for the timing of how and when to hit and strum the things in his studio to make it raw and funky. The songs were also inspired by his time hanging out at the Goldline bar in LA's Highland Park. "Throughout the pandemic it was the one place I could go and sit outside and hear incredible music as I listened to my friend DJ Phonecalls playing from the Goldline's vinyl collection. He would be dropping these uplifting funk and disco cuts -- and at the end of the night I would go home to my studio and make a track and upload it to my Bandcamp and the streaming services immediately -- It reminded me of my time in Tokyo's vinyl bars so 'Goosebumps Per Minute' owes a lot to that inspiring culture as well." Includes download code; edition of 600.