Groundislava – Groundislava
“For Jasper Patterson AKA Groundislva, 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.
After a well-received free EP giveaway in early ’11, Groundislava’s self-titled debut LP + 7″ is scheduled for release on 4/19 through the Friends of Friends Music label. Included with the 12 song long-player are remixes from Young Montana? and Clive Tanaka… with plans for a split cassette with Shlohmo scheduled for late summer.”
For more music from Groundislava listen to his free Book Of Tech EP released earlier this year.