– GUERRILLA WARFARE –
Being the son of a civil rights activist, the grandson of legendary trumpeter Doc Cheatham and a former student of the similarly venerable brassman Donald Byrd, growing up to be an ‘average Joe’ was never really an option for young Theodore Lee Croker.
Fortunately, the self-styled “environmentalist, plant-based food advocate and practitioner of transcendental meditation/yoga” appears to have very few aspirations towards mediocrity.
So it’s quite nice to hear that the Florida-based trumpeter and producer is willing to take time out of his philosophical musings to write about something we all really wanna hear about…
Which is getting our willy wet.
“Subconscious Flirtations & Titillations is a sensual composition detailing the sapiosexual interplay between two lovers,” he says. “The track has a particularly lush soundscape, with its smooth, soaring horn lines, ethereal drum and percussion grooves, euphoric synth pads and sumptuous piano fills, all of which are complimented by a warm, sensual solo trumpet that weaves in and out to mimic the flirtatious game of slap and tickle.”
And, when he’s done such a wonderful job of describing his own music, anything I say’s going to sound a little inadequate.
So I’ll leave you with the news that Subconscious Flirtations & Titillations comes from the forthcoming album Star People Nation, due out May 17th.
MORE FROM THIS WEEK’S MIX:
VULTURE ST TAPE GANG: PRETTY
GUNNA: WHO YOU FOOLIN
RESAVOIR: ESCALATOR (DEMO VERSION)
PREFAB SPROUT: I TRAWL THE MEGAHERTZ
You can find all of the tracks reviewed above in the 45 Revolutions per Minute playlist below or click to access the 45 RPM Playlist on Spotify itself.
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– SV –