Madlib Medicine Show #6: The Brain Wreck Show

Madlib Medicine Show #6: The Brain Wreck Show

  • June 01, 2010

CD release with 12p. booklet of doomsday paranoia.

Madlib Medicine Show #6: The Brain Wreck Show is a psych-prog-avante-freak-out-funk rock mix CD, the sixth installment of his Madlib's monthly music series for 2010. 

Madlib’s been pegged as a “jazz guy” as far back as 2000 when he & Quasimoto released the song “Jazz Cats.” Declaring this as his first inspiration in music, he's continued to explore jazz years with his fictional jazz group Yesterdays New Quintet. Lately though, his inspiration has come from the rock side of the spectrum.  

But, no matter how many jazz records are thrust at him by money-hungry record dealers, he most often – at least lately – gravitates to the late 60s to late 70s psych-prog-avante-freak-out-funk rock. From the Tropicalia of Brasil to the Krautrock of Germany to the fuzzy sonds of mid 70s Nigeria, the Beat Konducta’s rock tastes know no cultural bounds. Actually, we’re not sure if they know any bounds.

This – an introductory mix entitled The Brain Wreck Show (admission, he wrote on the CD master, “One Brainticket” – an homage to one of his favorite Krautrock bands) – should serve to give its listeners a delightfully freaky funked up experience into the rock side of Madlib’s collecting conscious. We’re glad you’re along for the ride.

Madlib Medicine Show is a once-a-month, twelve-CD, six-LP series through the year of 2010 on his own imprint, Madlib Invazion. Odd numbers will be original hip-hop, remix, beat tape and jazz productions; even numbers will be mixtapes of funk, soul, Brazilian, psych, jazz and other undefined forms of music.