13 Degrees of Reality (2xLP)

Sale price$20.98


The Heliocentrics’ debut album, Out There (2007) was a confounding piece of work. Drawing equally from the funk universe of James Brown, the disorienting asymmetry of Sun Ra, the cinematic scope of Ennio Morricone, the sublime fusion of David Axelrod, Pierre Henry’s turned-on musique concrète, and Can’s beat-heavy Krautrock, Out There pointed the way towards a brand new kind of psychedelia, one that could only come from a band of accomplished musicians who were also obsessive music fans. Drummer Malcolm Catto and bassist Jake Ferguson are the Heliocentrics’ masterminds and producers, and guitarist Ade Owusu, percussionist Jack Yglesisas and keyboardist Ollie Parfitt hold constant presence within this ever-evolving ensemble. They have been playing together for over a decade and their collective drive is to find an individual voice. The Heliocentrics search for it in an alternate galaxy where the orbits of funk, jazz, psychedelic, electronic, avant-garde and “ethnic” music all revolve around “The One.” Back at Now-Again with 13 Degrees of Reality, the Heliocentrics have returned to develop this epic vision of psychedelic funk, while exploring the possibilities created by their myriad influences – Latin, African, and more. Thus, the electro-Latin fusion of “Descarga Electronica” sits next to weeping strings piled atop “Collateral Damage’s” chunky rhythms, which passes undulating swing of “Wrecking Ball,” a dirge as irresistibly funky as it is devastating.


A1 Feedback (Intro)
A2 Ethnicity
A3 Public Safety Broadcast (Interlude)
A4 Mysterious Ways
A5 Dreams (Interlude)
A6 Collateral Damage
B1 Outtake (Interlude)
B2 Freeness Part 2
B3 Wrecking Ball
B4 Mind Readers (Interlude)
B5 Descarga Electronica
C1 A Musical Conspiracy (Interlude)
C2 Eastern Begena
C3 Hall Of Mirrors (Interlude)
C4 Mr. Owusu, I Presume?
C5 The Abstract And The Absolute (Interlude)
D1 Black Sky
D2 Prepare For Lift-Off (Interlude)
D3 Path Of The Black Sun
D4 Calabash
D5 Vibrations Of The Fallen Angels (Outro)


More from The Heliocentrics