|Limited red vinyl in clear plastic sleeve! Bonus 7-inch and download code included with LP. |
For Jasper Patterson AKA Groundislava (Ground Is Lava), creativity combined with the video game, sci-fi sounds and general aesthetics of the 1980's have been instilled since day one. As part of the Wedidit Collective (helmed by his old schoolmate Henry Laufer, better known as Shlohmo), Groundislava is the next representative stepping into the light and exposing a group of youngsters each with their own nonchalantly expert takes on forms of beat and electronic music. While deeply infatuated with the styles of house music and minimal techno (check ''The Dig'' or ''Stealth River Mission''), on his debut self-titled LP, Groundislava takes old templates of 8 bit and chip-tune styles and turns them into worlds full of oozing, swirling melodies backed by driving drum beats, heavy bass drops and soaring vocal melodies in spots from vocalist Weary.
Please note: the art shown is from the label in the middle of the record (it's not a picture sleeve).