Delaware Valley’s psychedelic funkateers Solid Bronze are releasing their debut album The Fruit Basket on September 13th via Schnitzel Records.The album was recorded at a relaxed pace by Mickey Melchiondo (Ween, Dean Ween Group, Moistboyz) at his studio in Lambertville, NJ with additional tracking done by the core band members in their respective home studios. It was mastered by Tom Ruff (James Brown, Lester Young, Screaming Females) for Asbury Media in Asbury Park, NJ.
Solid Bronze’s founding members are Ian Everett and George Miller, who composed these songs as bass and drums duo, using naked rhythm as the focus and cornerstone in the recording process. Miller provided all the drums and percussion and Everett was responsible for bass, guitar and lead vocals.
Here is what the people involved are saying about it:
“This is the dopest band and their record is the dopest record you’ll hear this year! And I’m just not a fan, I’m a part time member!”
Michael Hampton (Kidd Funkadelic):
“I felt honoured to be invited to contribute to this inspiring collection of musicians and their musical ideas. I appreciate the opportunity to create and innovate – unstoppable urges throughout my life.”
“Ian and George are two kind, creative souls who, among other musical ideas, are paying homage to those musicians who have come before them by sniffing out some funky grooves”
Lee “Scratch” Perry:
“I was having great fun in Negril (Jamaica) working on the Solid Bronze remix…Funk meets Dub…Funky Funk to skunky Dub that’s what’s up! I only Dub righteousness and Dub Godlyness and I Dub righteous people. Have fun and play this dubby music until you heal from your pain and regain your brain and feel Happy Happy in Jesus name!”
Today Glide is excited to premiere the video for “The Invisible Man”, the first single that was is being released as a limited edition 7” yellow vinyl including a Lee “Scratch” Perry remix on June 28 before the album drops. “The Invisible Man” single features Music Hall of Fame guitarist Michael “Kidd Funkadelic” Hampton (Parliament, Funkadelic), and Atlanta-based hip hop artist CLEW on vocals. The result is a tune that creatively throws deep funk, hip-hop and soul vocals, and psychedelic guitar jamming into a heady concoction of grooviness. This is music for listening to while sinking back into a comfy chair, a pair of headphones, and a heady weed buzz.
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