Tom Caruana - Strange Planet

Tom Caruana - Strange Planet
Out on Tea Sea Records on March 4th 2022.
Formats: Digital, 2xLP (picture disk, clear/green splatter, orange or black), CD & Cassette.
Artwork by Mr Krum.

Thousands of years ago, a vast armada of spacecraft journeyed across an ocean of stars in search of planets capable of supporting life: to this aim, planet Earth was discovered and colonised. Only now do we begin to translate the recordings of this fantastic historical event…

Strange Planet (OST), the new album from UK producer Tom Caruana (Wu-Tang vs The Beatles/Jimi Hendrix, Son Of Sam) is the result of some of these audio finds.

Amassing an all star cast of solitary space cowboys, Mr Lif, Jehst, billy woods, King Kashmere, Denmark Vessey, Lee Scott, Paten Locke, Confucius MC, Willie Evans Jr, Kosyne, Magestik Legend, Joker Starr, Prince Po, VVV (Juga-Naut, Cappo & Vandal Savage), Boog Brown, Scorzayzee, Dillon, HPBLK, Skuff, Maddy, Skriblah DanGogh and Rup address this planetary good vibe zone.
Intergalactic observations have picked up readings of intense energy waves coming from Earth music, and the musicians capable of producing it are being abducted at an alarming rate. This is a glass onion of an album and there’s plenty of dots to join together. The album is in part a reflection of the times and our everyday lives on this strange planet we live on (everything was recorded pre-pandemic). No one was given a brief to work to either, the tracks (with the exception of Chains and Bounty Hunter On The Rise) just forming themselves. King Kashmere’s track really kicked off ideas for the concept of this collection, so it made sense to open the album with his track Stranded.

Strange Planet takes you on a far out experience, by looking at what’s already right under your nose.

Music wise Tom treats us to an array beats with rich textures, synths, banging drums, old film and radio samples, tinged with melancholia and the surreal. The closest Caruana project in sound to this is his Can sampling Inner Space from 2019.

All tracks produced and mixed by Tom Caruana
Mastered by Leon Atter
Cuts on Critical Status by Nick Maxwell
Cuts on Planets Realigned, 3000 Volt Scarf & Here’s A Sandwich by Jazz T
Cuts on Run Run by 2 Kool Tony
Additional vocals on iKnow by Pete Cannon
Artwork and layout by Mr Krum

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