Al Lover Meets Cairo Liberation Front: Nymphaea Caerulea
Artist: Al Lover Meets Cairo Liberation Front
Title: Nymphaea Caerulea
Product Type: VINYL LP
San Francisco based DJ Al Lover's list of collaborations contain names like The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Goat, and White Fence, and he has remixed bands like The Night Beats and Thee Oh Sees. Residing in Amsterdam, the Cairo Liberation Front collective represents the future of European club music taking equally from house, punk, and psychedelia, filtered through generations of hedonistic groove. The six tracks on this picture disc EP, Nymphaea Caerulea, holds the essence of what psychedelic dance music is about: escapism. It puts the listener outside of time somewhere on the banks of the Nile, just before dawn. The combination of Al Lover's use of samples, drum machines, live instrumentation, and analog synthesizers, clashes beautifully with the fierce energy of the CLF's sound of cracked software, American hip-hop, Euro house, and Arabic rhythms.