Sonny & the Sunsets
Al Lover's World Party
Los Angeles-based experimental producer Al Lover, a staple of the global psychedelic scene, has spent nearly a decade fine-tuning a broken, abstracted form of electronica that pools together a tapestry of trip-hop, synthesized krautrock, dub and dark ambient. Utilizing an arsenal of samples, drum machine, analogue synths and live instrumentation, Lover’s is a kaleidoscopic sound that’s J-Dilla, DJ Shadow, DJ Muggs and Lee Scratch Perry by way of Brian Eno, Kraftwerk and Cluster. Central to Lover’s pursuit is a desire to explore the fringes of psychedelic music and the common threads that run through its far-reaching styles, drawing elements from the past and connecting them to the future.
Through the years he has released a number of studio albums, toured the US and Europe constantly, remixed the likes of Osees and Night Beats, been resident DJ for the Levitation and Desert Daze festivals and collaborated with the likes of Goat, Anton Newcombe, Peaking Lights, The KVB, White Fence and Cairo Liberation Front. Now, Lover returns with his latest studio album, ‘Cosmic Joke’, on Fuzz Club Records – a series of synthesized philosophical meditations on modern life, in all its tragicomic absurdity.