Forgotten Treasures

Professor Brian Oblivion “Autumn Skies”

Soul & Funk

Armed with turntables, an MPC, one mighty library of soundtracks and Funk, Soul, Psych Rock, and anything else with bump and grit from across the globe, Professor Brian Oblivion is that hungry audiophile producer who consistently reaps a groove from any source.

His boom-bap influenced Hip Hop production style, which found its way onto Homeboy Sandman’s 2014 release “Hallways”, is a mosaic of ideas that stays fluid. “Dissertation: Volume 1”, Professor Brian Oblivion‘s 2015 hard-hitting funk collage of an album, captures that robust feel over 22 boisterous moments. “Autumn Skies”, his all vinyl mixtape free on Bandcamp, sees the producer flexing a different muscle.

We get to peek at his bulk of future source material by handcrafted blends, drops, transitions, cuts and mixes. From the Funk-Folk directive ‘Jenny’ by Heaven & Earth to the uplifted Jazz of ‘Would You Believe In Me’ from Jon Lucien, all with the stoner Soul classic ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ via Michael Franks somewhere between…

Both 45-minute sides of the tape encompass all the autumnal colours found in AOR, Jazz, Soft-Rock, Brazilian, Folk and Funk. POB, who holds down many DJ nights in San Francisco, has created a hearty blend that reps the many styles he runs monthly.

“Autumn Skies” released November 23, 2018

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John-Paul Shiver

John-Paul Shiver

SF Music Journalist who writes for @pulplab @sfsonicmag , likes more songs about buildings and food. He's written for several Bay Area Music publications over the past 15 years.