Mr. Chop – Lightworlds EP

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A funky blast of spacey instrumental genius from Coz Littler, aka Mr Chop — featuring drummer Malcolm Catto and others from fellow UK cosmic funk combo the Heliocentrics — on this incredible debut EP for the Now Again label! Mr Chop plays around with the tools used to create much of the groovy 60s & 70s pulp psychedelia, jazz and sound library funk — Moog, mellotron, fuzzy guitar, funky bass, vibes and drums — but what he does is far too gripping, moody and exciting to be classified as throwback genre fun. The atmosphere is nice and heavy, and the players are nothing short of masterful. Catto and Steve Barney are to be highly commended for the incredible drums on this thing, as are the rest of the players — while Mr Chop himself handles guitar, bass, percussion, mellotron, Minimoog and more. Now Again was set up largely as the obscure funk reissue side of the Stones Throw team, but they turned off the Wayback Machine and set course for the cosmos with the underrated, truly vital Out There LP by the Heliocentrics in 2007 and the Afrobeat peppered Karl Hector & the Malcouns album earlier this year — and with this EP by Mr Chop, we’re convinced that Egon & the rest at Now Again are slowing laying the groundwork for some of the most exciting undergound funk in this galaxy in the coming years. Amazing! Titles include “The Infinity Machine”, “Transhuman”, “Zoid”, “Conversations”, “Don’t Try To Think”, “Stark” and “Metropoli Del Ferro”.

Tracklist

01. The Infinity Machine
02. Transhuman
03. Zoid
04. Conversations
05. Don’t Try to Think
06. Stark
07. Metropoli Del Ferro

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