Upcoming producer Chris Teel aka Common Creation takes lateral expansion of musical camps to new widths. His free-form brand of psychedelic funk and bass lends a hat tip to the most prominent festival genres in North America, while building upon the innovations of modern hip-hop based electronic.
Manufactured Moments mashes two distinct musical cultures into one creating a poly-rhythmic playground dense with sound layering and complementary design. The open-source track "Electro Rhapsody" introduces us into his sonic ecosystem where we go layer for layer into new movements. Following this dose of intensity, Teel doesn't let up in sweeping glitched-out hip hop track "Conflicted Computer".
I wanted to create a work that i felt was both musically diverse and emotionally consistent. An exploration of both experimental dubstep and antiquated instrumental sound. To do so, I spent a couple of months just collecting samples and creating the sonic textures that would make up the album. One of the main inspirations I had when creating it was the parallels I see between the late 60’s era of protest rock and modern day festival culture — people coming together over music and peace in spite of a volatile political climate.
- Common Creation
Common Creation gives us moments to warm up that mean bass face, but doesn't hesitate to take it to the introspective tier in the intro of "Candlelight". This tracks exemplifies a symbiosis of psychedelic bass music and nasty blues guitar licks to smooth over introspection with a balance. The closing track "Late Summer Night" exhibits a cross-breed of psy-dub, hip hop, and bass music fitting for solidifying the inner-glow that this EP presents us.
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