♫♪  Ma Turner - “A Family in Shade”

There’s something intriguing to me about “A Family in Shade.” Yeah, the title says a lot about what’s happening here, but personally, I can’t let the new Ma Turner track become background music. Shit, it’s less that I can’t, but he won’t allow it. And not in a fascist way, but more like — like how a regular Lincoln-Log house is looked over, but an actual two story house made of Lincoln-Logs is fucking noticeable. Well, within “A Family in Shade,” Ma Turner just continues to stack on sounds almost in a sort of noise harmony. As if the fellah is not only cooling off with “A Family in Shade,” but is hiding them and protecting them from the sun and enjoying the pleasantness out of the focal light. And much like the sounds he employs, I feel (as the listener) that I’m intently peaking into the group, wanting to know what they’re talking about, festering thoughts, and manically thinking about how Sophomore Lounge Records blessed in a cursed way with the premiere of “A Family in Shade” level of sonic depth.

Ma Turner goes WAY the fuck back too. Fucking, the Warmer Milks. Castanets swag. Human BELL!!?! Jesus. Apparently he “has been making sound and visual art under assorted guises since the early 1980’s.” Fuck OUTTA here! Well, eat my words, ‘cause Ma IS actually getting the fuck out! This Spring and Summer, Ma will be touring the U.S. and playing platinum hits off his recent Blossoming Occult Creation on Half-Gifts and Nessy Peen on Loin Seepage cassettes. Oh, shit: DUH! Also, he’ll be poppin’ off some tracks off his FIRST full-length vinyl release under the name Ma Turner entitled, ZOZ, coming out on Sophomore Lounge Records this month. So, once you get over the gravity of “A Family in Shade” head to the label’s site and grip a copy to spin!

• Ma Turner: https://maturner.bandcamp.com
• Sophomore Lounge Records: http://sophomoreloungerecords.com/

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