|Sample-based producers, I praise the paths they walk on for it is what moved me to become an artist/producer as well. The idea of taking other people’s sounds to create music that you define as your own sound, it’s what I love to listen to, what I love to create, and what I seek. I found this on the new album by Loden,and what he calls Buggy (Mush).|
Truth be told, Loden is a combination of found sounds and real instrumentation. In a song like “Twerk” it may sound as crunk as anything coming out of an Atlanta nightclub, but you still hear hints of Art Of Noise or Jean Michel-Jarre, and the beauty of it is not being able to detect which is new, which is old, because all is dated, all is modern, all is happening, all is to come and everything under the sun is in tune but the sun is eclipsed by the… you know the reference I’m trying to make. The beats breathe, the sounds are the dialogue, the words are the hi-hats,and you have no idea what’s coming at you. The bio for the album mentioned Flying Lotus, and I see the comparisons. It’s dreamy, distinct, and willing to take any and all sound sources to built up a pallet with colors unseen. Colors unseen? Oh yeah. Imagine Black Moth Super Rainbow or Tobacco, but using completely different strains of psilocybin mushrooms.
With 17 songs on the album, it feels more like a soundtrack for a movie yet to be made or conceptualized. None of the songs reach the four minute mark and yet one can be completed taken away by being immersed in Loden’s trippy bubblefunk. If you stir your body around in your favorite lubricant while your friends watch, it may be as exciting as the funk of Buggy. It could be a way to describe a vehicle, but it could also mean that there’s a glitch in the machine, an error in its ways. If it means human error, then allow the machine in the mind of Loden to be buggy for life. - This Is Books Music