South London DJ-producer Paul White drops a new-age meditative hip hop rock concoction called Paul White and the Purple Brain. Following his debut album, Strange Dreams of Paul White and a mixtape, Sounds From The Skylight –both in 2009, Whiteâ€™s latest is mostly inspired by Scandinavian psych-rocker S.T. Mikael.
Though drenched in Eastern influences, the Purple Brain is essentially instrumental hip hop. With its strong beats; plenty of electric guitars and psychedelic head-nods, itâ€™s rather dreamy, too. Nevertheless, noteworthy tracks are â€œGentle Freak,â€ â€œMy Guitar Whales,â€ â€œBom Bom,â€ â€œMarshen Signals,â€ and â€œMind My World.â€
Paul White and the Purple Brain is available in stores as a CD and a 3LP-25-song set!