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Brainfunk [EP] Oct 3rd 2011

Posted by Kingbastard - September 15th, 2011

My new EP 'Brainfunk' will be out on October 3rd 2011.

If you head over to my site kingbastardmusic.com you can stream a track from it in full and also place a pre-order for either the digital or physical versions if you so wish.

The EP will be available to stream in full appproximately a week before official release and a track from it will be put up for free download on my Newgrounds page.

Press Release:

The Bastard is back! & this time he's serving up some glitch-infused, funk-flavoured treats for your delectation.

Brainfunk draws it's sound & inspiration from Kingbastard fusing his unique brand of Electronica with the psychedelic, colourful stylings of smoky 70's funk records and their hypnotic, kaleidoscopic sounds. However, don't for one minute be mistaken into thinking the riffs & hooks found adorning these tracks are samples taken from old vinyl records, this is all original work, written, performed, recorded, arranged & produced by the bastard himself. (ok, apart from the narration on track 3, but that's a given)

Brainfunk showcases Kingbastard's penchant for melody, riffs & rhythm. The six tracks are an eclectic, funkadelic brew of multi-instrumental, home-grown sounds & arrangements.

'Brainstorm' kicks off proceedings with a brooding atmospheric intro and evolving, intertwining melodies, underscored with progressive percussion; the track crescendos with aplomb & is rounded off with an irresistibly catchy funk-glitch coda.
'I Caught The Sun' is sun-drenched lo-fi that shimmers & sparkles, glitches & glistens, before KB's playful side is fully exposed on the infectious & strangely informative 'KingBee's Waggle Dance'.
'The Sunshine Skank' fuses funk & glitch & is best served hot on a dub-plate, whilst 'Out To Lunch' kicks-back, takes a break & mellows the mood for the final track, the superb 'You Float My Boat', a slice of laid-back, smoky funk, with Kingbastard's deft production techniques, musicianship & vocal skills on show.

Brainfunk continues Kingbastard's stellar & diverse output on Herb Recordings & once again shows he transcends classification, refusing to be pigeonholed.

[Herb Recordings]

Hope you take the time to check it out;)


Brainfunk [EP] Oct 3rd 2011

Comments (6)

Can't wait!
Is till have loads of albums I haven't bought from you, guess I'm saving the best to the end? :)

Yay! It's Ruckie hahah;) Hope all's cool with you man.

Wow man! That is a really awesome song! Can't wait for the EP. You have a new fan

Excellent, thanks man;)

You should think about sending your ep to Pitchfork for review! You never know they might like it :). They review anything sent to them as long as its good and this shit is beyond that

Yeah, I agree, the label normally sends stuff out to a whole heap of places, but Pitchfork have never picked up on my stuff, along with numerous other 'review' sites hahaha. Thanks again man;)

Out to Lunch sounds brilliant! Can't wait to hear the rest :D

Cheers man, hope you enjoy the EP;)

Brain funk. Wee want the Funk! We want the funk!!

Aw damn I sent the comment before I finished it. I was quoting a song by Sly and the Family Stone in the last comment. I've heard both Brainstorm and it lives up to the name brainstorm. It makes me "storm" with ideas being born with each beat in the song. Out for lunch sounds really nice.I'd listen during A WALK TO sUBWAYS. Your music is FUNKY!

hahaha, Thanks very much, much appreciated:)