At the third New Interplanetary Melodies’ astral journey stopover, it was mandatory to catch an Italian project deeply inspired by the Sun Ra visionary realm, expressing contemporary trials of hybridizing jazz rubbles with artful electronica.
Ra Toth & The Brigantes’ Orchestra landed on vinyl grooves for the label, after having previously appeared on the likes of Mathematics and Berceuse Heroique. Behind the sound, we find the elusive and unpredictable genius of the well-respected producer Marcello Napoletano, known to be very prolific in quality music under several monikers.
The exploration goes ahead by entering the suburban jungle of “My Ghetto”, a Crumar outburst and Sonny Blount-esque assimilation in a chaotic smoky place, twisted by a frantic stream of drumming that leaves you sweaty!
New Interplanetary Melodies received the distorted sound signal from Napoletano taken over by the Egyptian deity who, according to one of the stories, was born from the lips of RA. Who knows if those noises were coming from a parallel dimension, outer space, or some otherworldly sphere? Submerged in dark bottom waters, the stormy waves of “Acid Sea” are made of convulsive afro-flavoured percussion with sharp synths looming out like the ivories of some freakish abyssal creatures.
“Acid Sea” releases October 6, 2017 on New Interplanetary Melodies