AstroLogical, known in the Vancouver daylight as Nate Drobner, coats us with yet another layer of articulate, yet dreamy, instrumental hip hop. His latest release, that he so kindly is dolling out for mere thanks, serves as a lesson in subtlety. The fractal melting of a birds chirp, the splash of a morning dip, the delicately panned “woohs” and “ahs” in his atmosphere combine with head-bobbing, lip-pursing, bass lines and beats. He treads the line between ambient and hip-hop boldly, and successfully. Here’s a few that stand out, but the album in its entirety can be acquired here, from the frequently fresh, Vancouver label, Jelly Fish Recording.
We asked the man himself to sum his album up:
“Far Far Away is a selection of tracks I made from summer to winter 2010… sunstroked dreamy-jazz island moods… wet textures to dive into… dirty drums…I did more live basslines and synth work this time around. album art drawn by Eli HeadSPace Muro.”
Cushions ft. Noah Becker – AstroLogical [served chilled]
Everything Is… – Astrological [served chilled] [recommended]
Kudzu Vine – Astrological [served chilled] [recommended]
If you liked that, swallow this little pill off of his collaboration with fellow, Vancity beat maker Nicholas, together known as Potatohead People. Cop the ep free of charge here.
Dat AstroVan Shit – Potatohead People [served chilled] [recommended]