A recent collaboration between Los Angeles based noise/psychedelia musicians Sun Araw / M. Geddes and one of Jamaica’s most legitimized and well received dub crews The Congos is getting a lot of attention from many different obscure corners of the soundboard. One listen to the newly released Icon Give Thank shows you why. The ancient wisdom in wailing of Congo vocals over 21st century kaossilator loops mixed with the creaking sounds of wooden drum boats and seagulls makes us wonder how this vision ever came to fruition.
Luckily for fans of Sun Araw, The Congos, or Reggae and Psychedelia in general, this collaboration is being trailed by a documentary. Musician and Director Tony Lowe accompanied Sun Araw and M. Geddes to Jamaica to document the surreal experience through his film. Icon Eye.
Icon Eye dropped this April in a few exclusive locations around the US; we’re still searching for the full take.
Our experiences with friends and colleagues who love and obsess over dub reggae or psychedelia noise music all drool over the most obscure projects they can get their hands on. Sun Araw, M. Geddes, Tony Lowe, and The Congos have provided.