Review: It's only six months since The Heliocentrics released their last album, 'Infinity of Now', but boy how the world has changed since then. To reflect that, this new collection of songs is more intense, dark, paranoid, uncertain and, well, angry. It makes for a typically out there record that pulls together disparate worlds and defies familiar conventions. There are moments of sweetness and light such as "Space Cake" but also pixelated realms of jazz complexity that glisten and glean. This is an album that will lead you to strange, thought provoking places, but will also greatly reward any time you spend there.
Review: Welcome to the deepest of space... There's no return from this one! The Heliocentrics and original 'badasssss' Melvin Van Peebles first mooted this collaboration six years ago. Finally, their stars have aligned and the end result is a concept of cosmic beauty. Deep immersive jazz, it's the perfect bedrock for Melvin's smoky narrative. Exploring space and the idea of being happy to be lost in it, the narrative is weaved perfectly over twelve captivating chapters. Ready for take off?