Adrian Younge Presents: Jack Waterson
Jack Waterson is the acid that Adrian never took as a kid. The result, as you’d expect, is both colorful and dark; full of sonic and musical surprises. The creative relationship they have questions the social order of the United States, yet theirs is a quintessentially American Story: Kindred spirits
Punk rock and hip hop came from the same place, fueled by identical sentiments: people taking the music back, reclaiming it, and finding a new audience. Waterson, primed from the mid-70s Punk scene, began his musical career in ’79 as a founding member of Green on Red. They inspired artists as diverse as My Bloody Valentine, Wilco and Mazzy Star with their records and psychedelic palette. Years later, Waterson continued his influential journey by opening the revered musical instrument store, Future Music, a Los Angeles staple.
In ’99, an 18 year-old Younge realized that he wanted to create music that sounded like the records he was sampling. Unbeknownst to him, he serendipitously wandered into Future Music. It’s there, he realized his dream was possible. Intrigued by the stores focus on pre ’83 equipment, Waterson soon became a mentor in developing Younge’s unique analog sound. They spoke heavily about the importance of vintage equipment and it’s use in creating revolutionary worlds.
During these years, Waterson schooled Younge on psych and art rock; Younge returned the favor by schooling him on Hip Hop, the origins of sampling, and its source music. Together this unlikely duo manifested new revolutionary worlds with Waterson appearing on every Younge album within the last decade.
Adrian Younge presents Jack Waterson is getting lost in the impressionistic and at times jarring world of psychedelia, questioning what is real and challenging to question the role you play in this world. These kindred spirits have created a cinematic psych album with no boundaries. Laced with hip hop breaks and acid rock, their intention is to subvert the designation of what is black vs. white music.
All music composed, produced, recorded and mixed by Adrian Younge and Jack Waterson at Linear Labs Studios, Los Angeles, CA. Mastered by Dave Cooley for Elysian Masters. All vocals by Jack Waterson. Executive Produced by Andrew Lojero. All songs published by Linear Labs Publishing (ASCAP) and Jack Waterson Linear Labs. Album design by Alice Butts. Photography by The Artform Studio.
Be prepared for an experience in depth and direction, stunning in its impact, as Jack Waterson opens the world of stereo to your turntable. A full-dimensional experience, precisely created for hallucinogens. Endure a startling difference in realism by listening to this album, with stereophonic headphones; this mix was generated to enhance sonic intimacy and immersion.