This time around we’ve dissected the concept “HIGH TIMES“ - an impressive showcase of different artistic interpretations of and on the high times we’re living in, proving that one of the most impressive highs can be caused by creativity as it still is a very powerful weapon in the battle against reality.
- PEDRO BELL... otherwise known as Sir Lleb, is the artist largely responsible for the iconic album art and liner notes of Funkadelic, among others - in fact, Bell penned much of the mythology and conceptual narrative that accompanied the Parliament/Funkadelic revolution, expanding upon existing P-Funk ideologies and spinning his own.
- JIM BRIDWELL... the revered big wall climber and alpine mountaineer caught the climbing bug in his falconry days and dropped out of college in ’63 - a psychology and maths major - to pursue climbing and esoteric mind expansion. Oh, and contrary to popular thought, Bridwell says he only took acid on one climb the “Sea of Dreams” first ascent in ’78.
- DENNIS BUSCH... the times when collages were treated in an almost stepmotherly manner within this big circle of manifold artistic expressions are gone once and for all - and one of the most daring representatives of this vivid scene most certainly is German artist and self-proclaimed metaphysical bomber Dennis Busch.
- KHRUANGBIN... Two years after the globetrotting trio released their heavily acclaimed debut - for which they united surf, soul, funk and summery psych to something highly unconventional yet very intuitive - they return with album number two, which sees them not only intensifying their trademark sound, but flirting with new musical territories as well.
- plus more elaborate features and visual awesomeness from the likes of: JIM GRECO, JORDY SMITH, THUNDER TILLMAN, FLYING LOTUS, TONI HAMEL, MARIA SVARBOVA, NIELS SCHACK & SPARROW KNOX for GOODBYE HORSES, CLAY HICKSON and many others.
It’s quite an oversized issue with 225mm width & 320 mm height, partiell UV lacquer finishing on the cover & saddle stitching!