On 17th March Beat Machine Records present ‘Drifted Entities (Vol. 2)’ – the second instalment in a pair from the mind of genius abstract sound painter Antonio Marini, AKA Healing Force Project.
Whereas ‘Vol. 1’ had a dubwise expanse between the primordial space-grooves, here Marini jettisons the former’s amorphous flow, upping the tempo and intensity in an abstract yet funky style. Bearing the hallmarks of a true musician and a scientist, here he splices and assembles myriad sources, effortlessly blurring the lines between jazz funk, jungle and broken beat, making complex ideas work with formidable fluidity.
Spring-heeled basslines meet brass, piano, rhodes, and FX, which bob and weave around the detailed framework of beats; the elements dancing freely and independently, but also interlocking and rotating like cogs.
At points the album brings to mind Chris Cunningham and Aphex Twin’s strange automaton ‘Monkey Drummer’ video, and at others it recalls the latter’s ‘Drukqs’, only more 70s and wigged out. This is not so much ‘Bug In A Bass Bin’, more a hundred alien critters jumping all over Billy Cobham’s kit.
Using ‘Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe’ by Albert Ayler as an inspirational foundation, Marini believes that via study, experimentation, and the breaking down of traditional patterns, a remedy begins to radiate through sound.
Delving into his world is to embark on his spiritual and musical mission, opening a door to the cosmos, encountering a fathomless presence that simply exists, continuously, whether anyone is listening or not, like a sonic Schrödinger's cat.
“Because the idea of Sun Ra, King Tubby, George Clinton and Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound forming an explosive sound bomb at the outer limits of the known musical universe is something worth shouting about. There's a fierce, genuinely avant-garde bravery at the heart of this compelling, often awe-inspiring sound that lures us in with many familiar tropes: pioneering kosmische, echo-chamber dub, free-jazz and deep-funk. It's scintillating stuff. Heavyweight cosmic wizardry” - Electronic Sound
“Antonio Marin makes cosmic records that really take you places. As Healing Force Project, he taps into the inner-space spiritual voyages of jazz artists like Don Cherry, dousing his live playing in dub FX and electronics...like Miles Davis jamming in some hallucinatory alternate dimension... steamrolling Amen breaks amid psychedelic jazz weirdness”- DJ Mag
released March 17, 2023
Written and produced by Healing Force Project for Beat Machine Records 2022
Mastered at Beat Machine Records, Milan (IT)
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