Thousands of years ago, a vast armada of spacecraft journeyed across an ocean of stars in search of planets capable of supporting life: to this aim, planet Earth was discovered and colonised. Only now do we begin to translate the recordings of this fantastic historical event…
Strange Planet (OST), the new album from UK producer Tom Caruana (Wu-Tang vs The Beatles/Jimi Hendrix, Son Of Sam) is the result of some of these audio finds.
Amassing an all star cast of solitary space cowboys, Mr Lif, Jehst, Billy Woods, King Kashmere, Denmark Vessey, Lee Scott, Paten Locke, Confucius MC, Willie Evans Jr, Kosyne, Magestik Legend, Joker Starr, Prince Po, VVV (Juga-Naut, Cappo and Vandal Savage), Boog Brown, Scorzayzee, Dillon, and HPBLK and Skuff address this planetary good vibe zone.
Intergalactic observations have picked up readings of intense energy waves coming from Earth music, and the musicians capable of producing it are being abducted at an alarming rate. This is a glass onion of an album and there are plenty of dots to join together. The album is in part a reflection of the times and our everyday lives on this strange planet we live on (everything was recorded pre-pandemic). No one was given a brief to work to either, the tracks (with the exception of Chains and Bounty Hunter On The Rise) just forming themselves. King Kashmere‘s track really kicked off ideas for the concept of this collection, so it made sense to open the album with his track Stranded.
Strange Planet takes you on a far out experience, by looking at what’s already right under your nose.
Music wise Tom treats us to an array beats with rich textures, synths, banging drums, old film and radio samples, tinged with melancholia and the surreal. The closest Caruana project in sound to this is his Can sampling Inner Space from 2019.
Release Date: March 4th 2022
Tea Sea Records
1. Opening Credits
2. Stranded – starring King Kashmere
3. Critical Status – starring Mr Lif – cuts by Nick Maxwell
4. Sandbag Veteran – starring Willie Evans Jr.
5. Pig Meat – starring Paten Locke – cuts by Paten Locke
6. Ole – starring Denmark Vessey
7. Planets Realign – starring Jehst – cuts by Jazz T
8. The Beginning – starring Joker Starr and Skriblah DanGogh
9. 3000 Volt Scarf – starring Lee Scott – cuts by Jazz T
10. Saltfish – starring Billy Woods and Denmark Vessey
11. Run Run – starring Majestik Legend – cuts by 2 Kool Tony
12. Intergalactic Observation
13. David Copperfield – starring VVV (Juga-Naut, Cappo and Vandal Savage)
14. Here’s A Sandwich – starring Prince Po – cuts by Jazz T
15. Never Be Kings – starring Confucius MC
16. Hostile – starring Boog Brown and Majestik Legend
17. Lost My Way – starring Maddy
18. Straw Dogs – starring Rup
19. Where Were You? – starring Denmark Vessey
20. Allen Stranger – starring HPBLK
21. Bounty Hunter On The Rise – starring Kosyne
22. iKnow – starring Skuff and Scorzayzee
23. Chains – starring Dillon – cuts by Dillon