Liquid Stranger The Invisible Conquest

Liquid Stranger have created futuristic dub at its best and BC imprint Interchill had the good sense to put their sound out to the four corners of the globe. A fusion of chugging hip-hop breaks, foundation shaking bass lines and twisted, evolving sounds punctuated with clever and thought-provoking vocal samples, this record is a psychedelic delight without the cheesy clichés associated with psychedelic world music. From opening track "Vibration Ruling the Nation,” with samples of quantum physicists talking about the universe being made of sound, to the spicy, delayed beats and subtle world beat vibes of "Cook N Curry,” to the delicate and lush groove of "Faun on the Waters,” this album evokes a worldly sensibility and timeless elegance. The Invisible Conquest is an apt title for such a stellar release from this well kept Canadian secret because Interchill is small but their sounds are as ubiquitous in pot cafés in Amsterdam as they are at the Burning Man festival, and as common on the beaches of Goa, India as they are in Mykonos, Greece. For a taste of the real global underground, take a chill pill and throw some Liquid Stranger into your headphones. (Interchill)