Sunday, January 6, 2008

Nobody - 2002 - Ballorettes

1. Ballorettes (Groop Groove #1)
2. Images Of April - Featuring Languis (Vocal)
3. Images Of April - Featuring Languis (Instrumental)

"Balorettes" is the first 12" from Nobody's second album, tentatively titled "Pacific Drift" and centered around Nobody's California sunshine filled world of dreamy beats and cosmic sounds. Lifting off where "Soulmates" (a head turning debut charting on hip hop, electronic, and even AAA radio charts, plus fantastic press reaction from the likes of Spin, The Wire, XLR8R, URB and more) left us, these next tunes show a growth in Nobody's production skills and expose some of his wide-ranging influences. Side A is a beat-driven tune dedicated to jazzish prog/post rock legends Stereolab who've been a huge influence on Nobody's sound (he's been known to stand right up front at their shows and beg for tunes!), this is his "thank you." And the B-side finds Nobody incorporating more live instruments into his sound courtesy of Los Angeles based band Languis. "Images of April" highlights one of Nobody's passions - Rare 60's psychedelic rock. It was originally laid down by psychedelic folk ESP recording artists Pearls Before Swine. - ubiquity records