Absent-mindedly dipping your hand in the pool, you glance down as your skin shimmers lightly in tandem with the pristine blue water. Reaching to grab your cocktail, you find yourself sticking to the sun lounger like melted cheese. Weird. Hang on, you could’ve sworn that baby hippo wasn’t wearing sunglasses the last time you looked over? Whatever, the music sounds incredible right now, and you breathe a deep sigh as the waves wash in.
Landing on our own Ransom Note Records, following our Pen Pals 2 compilation and Flug 8 LP release, is a long player from Hologram Teen AKA former Stereolab keyboardist Morgane Lhote. Her debut as a solo artist came five years ago followed by her first album Between The Funk and the Fear surfacing in 2018. Now she comes correct with her sophomore release, Pizza Conspiracy: a kaleidoscopic marvel that folds acid-drenched funk and Congolese rumba into astral jazz and Daisy Age hip-hop, reminiscent of 00's beat tapes à la MF Doom, Donuts, The Avalanches and Madlib's Beat Konducta series.
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