Thanks to the homie Corie for sending this goodness in. Living fossils by Astrological must be one of the best instrumental albums I heard this year…a must download if you ask me. And the name AstroLogical couldn’t be more appropriate.
AstroLogical is Nate Drobner, a multi-instrumentalist hiphop/trip-hop producer from Vancouver B.C. With a love and knowledge for late 60’s and 70’s psychedelic music, he crafts sonic delicacies with detailed drum programming, obscure samples and keyboard wizardry. The lush, atmospheric, moody, groove-based tracks are fused with that good ol’ hip-hop bounce. Influenced by such producers as DJ Shadow, Luke Vibert, and Moka Only, he resides in his west side Vancouver home making jazzy atmospheric beats and gigging with several local bands. Currently signed to Jellyfish Recordings, he also produces and emcees for his throwback golden age hip-hop crew Elekwent Folk (www.reverbnation.com/elekwentfolk) and has worked with a myriad number of local musicians including Panther, Axiom, Headspace, Dave Ryan, Ashleigh Eymann, Wizard of Van, Claire Mortifee, Ra Focus and more…