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Leos Naturals

by SiP

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stereojunk organ bliss outs, great vibe and damn good songs
Rithwik Hari
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Rithwik Hari This is so lovely! I hear so much in the vein of Terry Riley, Harold Budd, Brian Eno; lush melodies and beautiful layers, cascading and tumbling and repeating.
Rand Robertson
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Rand Robertson i love how when i turn these tables, the sounds shape my navel into an amalgam of DEE-LITE!
Norby
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Norby Lovely Hailu Mergia vibe
Karen Bigtime
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Karen Bigtime A path. Come with. You’re finally here.
Douglas McQueen
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Douglas McQueen Modal and repetitive synth excursions that sounds just as good on an early Monday morning as they do on a quiet Saturday evening. A relaxing listening experience that also has great depth and dynamics. You’ll be completely spaced out, only to pop your head up every few minutes and say “this is beautiful.”
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Amitabul 05:19
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Pure Horse 05:11
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Ras Cosmos 02:22
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Malabar 08:17
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Alice 06:11
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Rainbow Kids 02:24

about

Cosmic Chicago modal organ grinder Jimmy Lacy developed the dexterous dialect of SiP some years back while helming a happy hour residency at a Logan Square cocktail lounge that required he vamp rambling three-hour sets nightly. With such a wide window to fill, he free-flowed serpentine mandala keyboard motifs across 15-minute expanses, soaking in every spiral, stasis, and sliding scale. These hypno-motion strategies were rehearsed and refined across stellar radio performances (notably for Planet Catieo, WLPN 105.5FM) and studio sessions, finally culminating in the sidewinder séances of his dazzling debut: Leos Naturals.

Lacy speaks of SiP as a headspace “in sync with my own clock and rhythms,” which is apparent in his uniquely attuned playing, both motorik and meandering, between raga, rave-up, and reverie. Limber lotus position keyboard designs interweave with soft threads of bass clarinet, melodica, kalimba, and percussion, deepening the spectrum and expanding the trip. It’s a music elevated yet earthbound, loose but precise, natural magic for unnatural times.

credits

released April 24, 2020

Recorded by K. Klemaier.
Bass clarinet by E. Juhl.
Melodica by P. Prezzano.
Vocals by C. Lacy.
Mastered by KK.
Photography & design by D. Ryan.
Shapes by C. Hudson.

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Jimmy Lacy brings a decade of wild synthesizer to his latest and most personal project to date.

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