Producer Al Lover has spent the last several years evolving a unique approach to psychedelic and experimental electronic music. Creating a broken abstraction of what some might see as trip hop, Al uses a mix of samples, drum machines, live instrumentation, analog synthesizers and effect processing to draw out elements from the past and connect them to the future.
From the 2011 garage psych tinged project, Distorted Reverberations - where he remixed bands such as Thee Oh Sees and Night Beats - to his up coming exploration of synthesized kraut, dark ambient and trap, Existential Everything, Al continues to explore the fringes of psychedelic music and the common threads within it’s various genres, drawing parallels where others might get lost.
Recorded sporadically between 2016 and 2018 while away from his typical studio set up, the latest from Al Lover, Existential Everything, continues a thread of colorful but meditative inner journeys -- what he playfully calls "music to be introspective in public to." What began with anxious spirals of dubbed-out psych atmospheres on past works like Zodiak Versions and Interference Patterns ﬁnds some resolution on Existential Everything, with a dynamic ﬂow inﬂected as much by Al's kosmische inﬂuences as experimental trap and southern hip hop. While his past works tended to be relatively focused and tense, with moments of meandering exploration, Existential Everything is sprawling and relaxed offering a rich comedown after many dark but engrossing head-trips.
Since 2013, Al Lover has been busy releasing a slew of projects on multiple labels (The Reverberation Appreciation Society, Fuzz Club Records, Hoga Nord Rekords, PNKSLM Records and more), as well as collaborating with artists such as Goat, Anton Newcombe, White Fence and Cairo Liberation Front, all while touring extensively, producing the Elevated Transmissions Podcast and working with Levitation and Desert Daze festivals as their ofﬁcial DJ. Al currently resides in Los Angeles, California.