Float Downstream (Revisited)

In the spring of 2001 I’ve decided to split from the rap group that I was in and venture into new musical territories. The local Hip Hop scene at that time appeared pretty narrow minded to me and I got tired of the same old attitudes and platitudes. The spirit of the 90’s was gone. Solely equipped with a Akai MPC2000 I started to draw moody instrumental tracks that consist of sampled fragments of hundreds of records. At the time I dug a lot late 60’s psyche rock, 70’s electronic music, 80’s electro and was clearly influenced by the work of Dj Shadow. In the years after the release I always had mixed feeling towards the album. I wasn’t happy with inclusion of a completely out of place Reggae tune, the vocal is provided on the title track and the overall use of too many squeaky guitar samples. After listening to the album again last year, I decided to do some editing and see what I could come up with (the individual stems got lost at some point so I had to work with the stereo files). I got rid of unpleasant elements, tightened up some arrangements and added „Changes At Dawn“ from 2004 to the tracklist. The artwork got a slight update aswell. I’m happy how it turned out. I can now finally listen to the album, turn off my mind relax and float downstream.


Originally released in September 2002