Slugabed: Inherit The Earth

Inherit The Earth

Slugabed

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  • Release Date 07 April 2017
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Code
LPABR0165
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Anticon

It's going on four years since a Slugabed album, but the man's been busy - running a label, working with others, and making a two scrapped LPs' worth of cuts similar in vibe to the hyper-pop of 2014's Coolest EP - happier, forest-y, more "plinky-plonky."

Which isn't to say Inherit the Earth is bereft of lyrics or even lighter moments. "Gold" plays like a trippy merger of Y2K pop and contemporary alt-R&B thanks, in part, to vocal and production contributions from Hairy Hands and Peter Lyons. Album ender "Earth Is Gone Sorry" is also less bleak than the name would suggest - Lum's soulful voice and the shimmering interstellar textures imply the universe may be better off without our planet making a mess of things. And for all of the slasher-flick effects of "Very Serious Puzzle" and speaker-blowing bass of "Infinite Wave," there is also the thick, glorious funk of "Time 2 Let It Go" and silly digitized brass of "Feeding Time."

Tracklist
1.The Right Person To Talk To
2.Stupid Earth
3.Infinite Wave
4.Levitating Above My Own Useless Body
5.Gold (ft. Hairy Hands & Peter Lyons)
6.Very Serious Puzzle
7.Time 2 Let It Go
8.A Thousand Tiny Hands
9.Perfect Earth
10.Feeding Time
11.Virtuous Circle
12.Earth Is Gone Sorry (ft. Lum)

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