Look for that to change with Eurocarne. Flying Lotus, in anticipation of his Cosmogramma album, has talked about his drive to expose a deeper range of influences, partially in reaction to the number of impersonators skimming the surface of his original works. This widening of influence and output range seems symptomatic of an original wave of beatsmiths striving to coin their own unique sound as opposed to eating themselves into a repetitive copycat oblivion. Tropical, charming and nostalgic as much as it looks to the future; Eurocarne is a fine example of this maturation going on among similar producers.
The title track is an anthemic analog hip-hop creation which leans heavily on Gallego bagpipes for an organic blast off into a hey-ing and ho-ing ride of emotional electro-funk and drone bass. Intended as homage to a local Vigo discoteque and record labels such as Tabu and Prelude, "Nova Olimpia" takes you to the beach with robots serving coconut cocktails as the sun goes down. A robot love story of cinematic proportion follows on in "Variations Pour CX Pallas" before the 2-step of "Far Loop Era" brings you back to a world more familiar to fans of Hudson Mohawke. "Manana Calor" closes things elegantly with a pina colada of electric R&B that flirts with the purple sound currently synonymous with Bristol. Judging by these productions, Mweslee certainly deserves a greater share of the light some of his luminaries have recently been bestowed.