You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to view this site.

Test Pressing
LISTEN / REVIEWS / Uncategorized

FLEET DREAMS / FLEET MAGIC / PPU

In a world where the term ‘digger’ seems to be more frequently applied to someone who would be better described as a ‘keen record shopper’, it does well to reflect on cats like Andrew Morgan. Andrew is less a digger and more a man with the key to an inter-dimensional portal containing some of the most brain melting vinyl you’ve never heard. Records it would be hard to make up if they didn’t exist already.

His PPU label has released these obscurities, cassette only experiments, unreleased master tapes and coaxed new material from long forgotten artists like Mix-O-Rap and Uku Kuut . He also runs a uniquely idiosyncratic yet cheerfully democratic online record store, the Earcave, alongside Ari Goldman of the Beautiful Swimmers.  It’s moreish, I warn you…

Increasingly Andrew is moving into the world of new music and artists. Here we have a joint release of Fleet Magic, a duo out of New Orleans. As one would expect it is deeply, deeply smoked out, woozy drum machine soul – lo-fi beats and sweet lazy vocals. It’s not all retro, much of it comes off like a trippy modern r&b / hip-hop fever dream as heavy and languid as the deep Southern air, with the track titles to match.

One for summer dreaming, jamming in the car, moving the hot air around.

 

 

Sign up to the Test Pressing newsletter