♫♪  Armand Hammer - “Black Ark (Blockhead Remix)”

If you think about it, Blockhead is an obvious choice to remix an Armand Hammer track, not only because he produced billy woods’ 2013 solo project, Dour Candy, but because his sound could be described as world music on its way to or returning from outer space, while the combination of Armand Hammer’s billy woods’ geopolitics and Elucid’s metaphysics results in something similarly of and not of this planet. The title of the song being remixed here is presumably derived from Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Black Ark Studio, a recording space centrally located at the intersection of genius and insanity. There’s a certain shamanistic quality at work in the music of Perry, Elucid, Blockhead, and to a lesser extent, woods too. Understanding that reinforces the already apparent cohesion of this remix, which you can stream or download below. Originally released as a loosie on Backwoodz Studioz’s SoundCloud page, “Black Ark Remix” was more recently included by Blockhead himself on a remix compilation that the producer put together for his fans, which I highly recommend.

• Blockhead: http://phatfriend.com
• Backwoodz Studioz: http://backwoodzstudioz.com

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