Matthewdavid’s Mindflight – Trust the Guide and Glide

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[ Leaving Records, 2016 ]

You might know the Los Angeles based composer/producer and Leaving Records honcho Matthew McQueen for his mind bending, psychedelic hip-hop beats that got the interest of Flying Lotus himself, leading to a few collaborations. But Matthew’s newest venture, Matthewdavid’s Mindflight might be a completely new experience. On Trust the Guide and Glide, he abandon’s abstract hip-hop beats (or any beats at all, for that matter) for sprawling, endless New Age ambience full of natural soundscapes and featuring (sometimes) some fully natural field recordings. But more importantly, it’s an important statement of a new direction, going for visionary, melting psychedelia rather than urban highs. It’s like switching from weed to DMT, the albums engulfs you whole and all you can feel is pure joy. Highly recommended!

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