Me and My Students Have Reached Higher Levels presents itself as an obscure and ever-morphing spectral-jazz album. Produced by eight outernational musicians, once originating from Iran, Israel, America, Russia, Romania and Germany, this record carries a distinct centrifugal force. Suspending musical particles out of a brewish stew full of drones, bleeps and feedbacks, we hear a retro-futuristic sound which could have been Big Fun back in 1974. It makes us envision the electric dreams of an artificial intelligence modeled after Lee “Scratch” Perry. Given the task to create a dubby fusion requiem for Bela Lugosi’s Death, it seems Perry’s AI has been applied to a jukebox full of CAN’s and Sun Ra’s 7-inches.
Vinyl is housed in a beautiful uncoated sleeve designed by Dima Rabik. Including download card.
- Nicolas Sheikholeslami: Drums
- Camil Dumitrescu: Drum Processing
- Faani Sheikholeslami: Percussion
- Carl-John Hoffmann: Bass
- Yael Lavie: Qanun
- Æladin: Guitar
- Omri Shmulewitz: Keyboards
- Sasha Lee: Sound Sources and Bass
- Audio Engineering: Carl-John Hoffmann
- Mixing: Nicolas Sheikholeslami
- Mastering: Mark Gergis
Tags: Psychedelic Rock, Electronic, Fusion, Improvisation, Jazz