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“Chunky Monkey” is bristling phazer phunk; distended downtempo served as schizoid lifestyle music. Alone in his basement studio in NYC, ADR has re-assembled the constituents of everyday music consumption, ruminating on reality TV musical realism and the globalized flavors of “stock” music. These experiments are worked into a collage of stoned vocal scats and toothsome puns; wholesome exotica and woozy, schizophrenic pop.
A collection of airtight compositions which flex a range of influences, “Chunky Monkey” recalls the smoothness of big beat, trip hop & reggae against the hard swing of acid jazz. It fuses the silky cheese of Musak with the melancholy plush of jungle & downbeat. Through precise and idiosyncratic blends, ADR conjures a sound for shopping malls and/or space stations; a shark-eyed jest downloaded from the fractured fizz of New Consumerism.
This primate ain’t foolin’ around!