Music: Be-Bop Deluxe FUTURAMA / Earthen Sea GRASS AND TREES
Be-Bop Deluxe FUTURAMA
A 2019 reissue box set that comes remastered from the 1975 original. This deluxe box set features 3 CDs, 1 DVD, and comes with a 68 page booklet, a poster, and a postcard. Much like, say… a band like 10cc, Be-Bop Deluxe is a woefully underappreciated band that is every bit as relevant today as it was during its recording career. Produced by the great Roy Thomas Baker (Queen and about a million others), the record is a very cool Post-Glam mix of various styles and influences that SHOULD HAVE been hits. Bill Nelson influenced a TON of people and you can some of the early seeds he planted on this record. Nelson always reminded me of Bowie at his most electric… FUTURAMA is a fun record and this set is LOADED with remixes and live sets. Cool band and a nice entry point into their discography.
Earthen Sea GRASS AND TREES
A SUPER chill ethno-ambient record made up mostly of drum loops and electronics; VERY MUCH for passive listening. Expect droney soundscapes with a rhythmic heart - super relaxing and perfect for late night chill. A lovely little record.