Los Angeles-via-Philadelphia musician, composer and producer Tim Conley has been putting out experimental electronic music as MAST since 2014, and he's readying his latest LP Love and War_ for release next month. Before the record arrives in its entirety, though, Exclaim! is giving you a glimpse at the new material with the premiere of "The Night Drive."
The glitched out, free-spirited composition features guest spots from Tim Lefebvre on bass and Josh Johnson on saxophone, and hears Conley expertly weaving together his expertise and artistic inclinations across both the electronic and jazz fields.
"'The Night Drive' is metaphorically about just getting in your car and escaping a bad situation," Conley tells Exclaim! "Gaining perspective or allowing yourself time and space to think and figure your shit out. More specifically, this track comes after "The Breakup" and I wanted a feeling of darkness and sorrow but also a sense of new freedom and new possibilities both positive and negative on the horizon."
"For me, Tim Lefevbre's 16th note shredding bass playing on this really encapsulates the internal chatter of our thoughts and Josh Johnson's alto solo at the end has a duality of blues like heartbreak and a triumphant 'fuck yes' attitude," he added. "It's one of my favorite tracks on the album!"
MAST's Love and War_ officially lands on October 7 through Alpha Pup Records. Right now, though, take "The Night Drive" out for a spin in the player below.