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Cosmic Funk and Astral Traveling – preorder from Real Gone Music now!
His First Two Records for Bob Thiele’s Flying Dutchman Label Remain Landmarks in “Post-Fusion” Jazz, and Have Proven Hugely Influential (e.g. Kamasi Washington)
Both Produced by Former John Coltrane and Impulse! Label Producer Thiele (A Love Supreme)
1974’s Cosmic Funk Moved in a Funkier Direction Somewhere Between Soul Jazz, Spiritual Jazz, Fusion, and Post-Bop. Astral Traveling featured a Killer Band of Cecil McBee on Bass, George Barron on Sax, James Mtume and Sonny Morgan on Percussion, David Lee, Jr. on Drums, Badal Roy on Tabla, Geeta Vashi on Tamboura, and Joe Beck on Guitar.
The Sunshine Factory exists on a foundation of juxtapositions. Here is a band from the Gulf Coast of the U.S. channeling the spirits of late ’80s/early’90s U.K. Thames Valley subversion – two seemingly disparate environments. Band founder Ian Taylor, worked solo until 2010 then added vocalist/bassist Sally Robertson. Ian sought inspiration from a variety of sources – including the engrossing and mystical Byzantine chant music he enjoyed with his Eastern Orthodox upbringing. Ian was first drawn to the energy of punk and metal as a young teen. As he grew into his late teens, Ian began looking for something more. He discovered that same intensity and more in shoegaze and psychedelic music and as they say, the rest is history!
While true to the cannon of shoegaze and psychedelia, The Sunshine Factory infuses the foundational aspects of these genres with diffuse elements from the mellotron-laden paisley underground to ancient chants. The Sunshine Factory weaves these mosaic tapestries as they continue their serendipitous journey of juxtaposition. The music is resplendent with whammified sonic assaults, electronic flourishes, and classic psychedelic instrumentation. The Sunshine Factory is at the same time fulfilling the dreams of shoegazers past and blazing new trails into the future. They are playing their part in a wonderful and ever expanding movement of sight and sound.
Available now on vinyl directly from the band is the latest Sunshine Factory album — Sugar.
We are celebrating our “Official Grand Opening” with two great package deals– click on either link below to place your order online, or feel free to give us a call at (800) 295-0171.
$1975.00 plus shipping…Add $125 for download codes & inserts!
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GG pressed the Deathers/Freedom split 12″ record in time for the Now That’s Class Convention in Cleveland– this was actually the first official Gotta Groove pressing! Now, we certainly don’t like to brag, but this customer had some comments to share about our work that we’d like to share (being our first pressing and all):
“The records sound really good. Full, deep, very little surface noise. Wonderful!” — Paul from The Deathers
The Deathers and Freedom can be experienced live at various venues in Cleveland and beyond! (Upcoming shows: the Deathers play the Grog Shop in Cleveland on Nov 29 with Melt Banana, and Freedom play Oct 17 at the Grog Shop with HotChaCha, Founding Fathers, and Uno Lady).
The Deathers: http://www.myspace.com/thedeathers