Star Wars Headspace “crackles with adolescent exuberance, thanks to a well-chosen roster of producers,” writes Pitchfork in its recent review of the Rick Rubin-curated project that finds top beatmakers like Flying Lotus, GTA, Rustie, Kaskade, Baauer, Claude VonStroke, A-Trak, and more putting their spin on the iconic film franchise by employing its bleeps, bloops, and Wookie roars on tracks. The review praises the album for its nostalgic use of the sounds of Star Wars to create new music. “Neither stale tribute nor sloppy lovefest,” the site says, “Headspace aims for simple fun and hits it square, like a T-16 targeting womp rats back on Tatooine.” Read the review here.
A recent Rolling Stone feature went behind the scenes to talk to the creators of Headspace about their contributions to the record as well as Star Wars’ impact on their creative lives. “Star Wars was massive and it touched everything that we did,” says Kaskade, just one of the participating artists interviewed by RS. Read it here.