The Washington Post has review Mickey Hart‘s RAMU, writing that “there’s plenty of movement on Mickey Hart’s 14th studio album, as the Grateful Dead drummer extends his prolific solo career centered on his amazing approaches to percussion, knowing expeditions into world music and the cross pollination between music and sciences.” The review praises Hart’s use of his Random Access Musical Universe, a complicated sampler-like instrument he’s created that WaPo describes as “like hearing a performance of the Smithsonian Institute,” as well as Hart’s use of guest vocalist Tarriona “Tank” Ball. Ball, the paper writes, is a “real talent. She performs old school-style raps on some songs and sings with plenty of soul on others… and sounds like a combination between Lene Lovich and Jill Scott.” Read the review here.
RAMU is shooting for a solid debut at NACC this week. Chart it!
Listen to the album stream for RAMU on Apple Music or Spotify below.