MUST LISTEN: Let Liquid Stranger’s 30-track ‘Infinity’ LP take you on a sonic adventure through the cosmos
Liquid Stranger has just revealed his most fluent and emotional collection yet. In the midst of running one of bass music’s most sought-after labels, the Wakaan boss had teased fans supremely with the release of “Burn Like Sun,” featuring Leah Culver, earlier in the year.
Now, after almost two years of anticipation, Liquid Stranger has unveiled a whopping double-length LP, titled Inifinity, out now on Wakaan. As a key leader in the left-field/experimental bass music sector, Liquid Stranger’s newest studio album stands as a full-on mastery of his musical innovation and uniqueness. Spanning 30 tracks in length, the album brings together an expansive array of styles and tempos that take listeners into space and beyond.
From the short intro track, “Sinewave Safari,” all the way up until the album’s closing title, “Murder On The Freeway,” Liquid Stranger takes listeners on a spaceship ride around the galaxy, before dropping them back down to earth. Plenty of stand-out original offerings expose listeners to heavy dubtronica wrought with emotional peaks and valleys, including “Ignite,” “Kevlar,” “Wreck,” and many more.
Collaborations are also dripping with liquid bass brushstrokes as well. Highlights include the Dion Timmer-assisted “Spastic Elastic,” a mechanized hard trap anthem, “Jetpacks,” which features vocals from Vern Knows, and “Echos,” featuring KJ Sakwa on percussion and Christian Acamo on vocals. He then finally treats fans to the full studio-mastered release of a long-awaited festival fan-favorite, “Run For Cover,” featuring MC Shells.
More than that, Liquid Stranger is a master of labeling top up-and-coming talent, and seeks to collaborate with the many bass acts firing up the scene. Look no further than the glitchy track, “Zero Frontier,” which he co-produced with South African producer Chee, or to the high-profile CloZee collaboration, “Ceremony,” which stands as a tribal, drill and bass masterpiece.
All in all, Liquid Stranger has crafted a piece of work that lives beyond the constraints of genre, seeking rather a journey into the psychedelic spaces of the mind. Inifinity is just another statement into his power as a producer and a sonic shaman.
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