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Ol' Burger Beats - Loft
A1Return Feat. Ralph Thomas
A2Split Seconds Feat. Idris Ackamoor
A3Layers Feat. Ralph Thomas
A4Inner Space
A5Impressions Feat. Ralph Thomas
A6Sound Myth
B1Two Tribes Feat. Wendell Harrison
B2Arid Feat. Ralph Thomas
B3For Ras G
B4Growing Up
B5The Garden Feat. Ralph Thomas
B6Departure Feat. Wendell Harrison


HHV | Item No: 845914
Vinyl LP | 2022 / EU – Original | New
22,99 €
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Item Description
Limited edition of 500 copies in tip-on cardboard sleeve.

Loft is an instrumental hip hop album inspired by the free and spiritual jazz played by the New York loft movement of the 1960s and 1970s. A difficult time, where economic decline and poor housing politics somehow led to some amazing, innovative music, often self-recorded to cassette tapes. This music was recorded to tape on a loft as well, far away from the original loft scene. Written during the corona pandemic, this album also emerged from a difficult time. The do-it-yourself spirit and freedom of the loft movement inspired this process a lot, and it was recorded mostly with instruments from that era. There are no static BPMs or software instruments on this LP, everything is kept as analog and authentic as possible. Vintage electric pianos, tape loops and hardware effects emulate the sounds of the 1970s and the
aesthetics of hip hop sampling.

The album features independent jazz legends Idris Ackamoor, Ralph Thomas and Wendell Harrison. Chicago-born Idris Ackamoor was a founding member of The Pyramids, an influential jazz ensemble that was formed in the 1970s, and still releases critically acclaimed music today. Another Chicago musician, multi-instrumentalist Ralph Thomas is best known for his 1980 cult-classic album Eastern Standard Time. Detroit-native Wendell Harrison founded the important record label and jazz collective Tribe Records, and, like Ralph Thomas, also performed together with Sun Ra among many others. All three musicians have been very inspiring to me, and are important to the legacy of free and spiritual jazz. I’m so grateful and
honored to have them featured on these loft tapes.

Ol’ Burger Beats plays: Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer 200A electric pianos, Sequential Prophets, ARP Odyssey and Moog synthesizers, ring modulator and delay pedals, tape loops, vinyl percussion samples, drum machines and various percussion instruments.

Recorded in Vatne and Oslo, Norway.
Item Details
Item No:845914
Artist:Ol' Burger Beats
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:EU – Original
Release Date:2022
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Style:Instrumental Hip Hop, Jazz | Fusion
Available since:19.01.2022
Price:22,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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