Today’s premiere comes to you from Brooklyn’s Alien D. The latest release from Lillerne Tapes, Sunday Painting, is a mind-bending journey through pillowy synth textures and kaleidoscopic rhythms. Alien D (aka Stress aka Mr. Aloe) brings a playful approach across the EP. One that is protean in nature from track-to-track, yet shares a common feeling of psychedelic repose.
Our premiere track today off Sunday Painting, “Compassion Track”, begins with a contemplative ambient intro that elicits fractalized imagery and gives way to swooshing downtempo grooves. Swirls of color drip down the canvas and begin to pool towards the bottom like a bubbling caldera. The brush strokes begin freeform, and as the piece continues to take shape, become more angular and defined as percussive wisps pitter-patter in the distance. Alien D creates an empathic listening experience that leaves one with a feeling of connectedness to the world around them. It is a track that suits introspective meditative explorations as much as material heartfelt connection to one’s fellow being.
Sunday Painting is out today on Lillerne Tapes and available via cassette and digital download. Also check out Daniel’s label Sweat Equity for music that showcases the bleeding-edge of NYC electronic music.