LA Laptop Funk in the Oregon Wilderness with Remy LBO

by Benjamin Aspray

21 March 2011

 

If a beat drops in the middle of a forest, does it make a sound? Remy LBO wanted to find out, so he left the lusher tools he used for last spring’s Peeling in the Dub back in LA and shacked up in the Oregon wilderness for a spell. There, with only a handful of instruments, he assembled a laid-back groove album in the spare, dry style of skweee—or Flying Lotus, but much, much looser. That album, Umpqua Fire, presumably named after the forest of its making, is streaming at his website, where it can also be purchased digitally or as an attractive, hand-screened LP.

  05.Snow Bird by RemyLBO

 

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