Artist: Younger Brother
Song: Psychic Gibbon
Album: The Last Days of Gravity (Click here to listen to the whole album)
Genre: Downtempo, Psychedelic
Younger Brother formed in 2003 when Simon Posford (Shpongle and Hallucinogen) and Benji Vaughan (Prometheus) were asked to write a track for a charity called Survival International. The charity raises money for indigenous people around the world and they asked Simon and Benji to write an electronica track inspired by a Columbian tribe called The Kogi for a CD they were putting together to raise money. The Kogi call themselves the Elder Brother and those in western civilisation the Younger Brothers, hence how the partnership between the two artists became known as Younger Brother.
The Last Days of Gravity is Younger Brother’s second album. The artwork is made by the legendary Storm Thorgerson whose work has graced albums by Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons, and Led Zeppelin, among many others. Psychic Gibbon (which may be a reference to Terence McKenna’s Theory of Human Evolution) is the last track of this amazing album, full of hypnotic melodies and happy but somewhat melancholic tunes. Worth many listenings.
See you in the sky in the morning
See you in the stars at night
See you in the river flowing
See you in the grass
Feel you as I find myself flowing
Feel you as I find myself feeling
Five toes, five fingered all the time
It’s a higher, higher ground…
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