Airbird & Napolian - Mr. Foolish (LP)
Airbird & Napolian is comprised of producers Joel Ford (Ford & Lopatin, Ejecta) and Ian Evans who have combined forces for a record on Cascine. The producers met while working on Napolian's Rejoice EP (Software) and an easy chemistry took shape. The debut Airbird & Napolian LP is inspired by west coast dreams and east coast nightmares. These worlds meld to create a gripping blend of American House, Cosmic Funk and Hip Hop. The producers' disparate environments are uniquely present in the material: New York sensibilities shine through in Joel's melodic bass lines, astral vocals and idiosyncratic song construction, while Ian, born and bred in LA, delivers consistently cool and heavy beatscapes, surrounded by psychedelic ambience and hard focus.