“On his latest solo release, RAMU, Mickey Hart’s created a deliciously meandering, melodic exploration, with a whole cast of more contemporary voices adding some ecstatically fun spice to the global drum experience.”
This is according to Relix, which reviewed the former Grateful Dead drummer’s new record – a “12-song collection [of] total, free-wheeling fun—all lunging rhythms, slithering jazz, bubbling beats, stacked vocals, and foggy atmospherics. The Michal Menert co-produced set features Zakir Hussain on tabla, Oteil Burbridge on bass, and Steve Kimock on guitar. Hart is perfectly matched with Animal Collective’s Avey Tare, whose ethereal voice lends a wobbling lift-off to the echoing electronics and chugging low-end of “Wayward Son.” On the very next track, Tarriona “Tank” Ball of New Orleans funk newcomers Tank and the Bangas rips into Hart’s see-saw rhythm with a vicious, rapped [anti-]Trump diatribe.”
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