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The Iguana

by Headnodic

The Iguana

by Headnodic

RELEASE DATE: 2012-10-22

RELEASE DATE: 2012-10-22

LABEL: FEATURED ALBUM, Ropeadope Digital

RAD-190

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Trained in bass at the Berklee College of Music, Headnodic is a founding member (and often producer and engineer) of the acclaimed Hip-Hop band Crown City Rockers. His career includes collaborations with with Indie Hip-Hop heavyweights MF Doom, Jr. Gong Damian Marley, Brother Ali, Mr. Lif, Lyrics Born, DJ Shadow, Zion I, Chali 2na, Del The Funky Homosapien, and many more. He is also one-third of the Hip-Hop supergroup The Mighty Underdogs with Gift Of Gab (Blackalicious) and Lateef The Truth Speaker (Latryx).
Armed with years of experience as a Hip-Hop producer, Headnodic brings ALL of his influences to the studio for The Iguana. A full menu of styles from his years of crate digging are evident; jazz fusion, prog rock, Brazilian funk, psychedelic soul, and early electronic sounds. The result is exactly what the composer and producer intended - a musical time traveling exploration into the furthest reaches of rhythm and melody.
Headnodic manages to blend all of these influences and styles into an aesthetically pleasing story that allows the listener space to listen intently or simply lay back and groove. The record was tracked with all live
instruments (without samples) and features guitarist Tom Ayers (Persephone's Bees) and percussionist Valentino Peeps (of Agua Libre), and fellow Crown City Rockers Kat O1O (keys) and Max MacVeety (drums).

Track Listing

  • 01: Dissolver
  • 02: Ambush
  • 03: Galactic Expansion
  • 04: Zaya
  • 05: Levitation
  • 06: Golden Hour
  • 07: Compendium
  • 08: Polarizer
  • 09: Mandelorian
  • 10: Enter The Dragon
  • 11: Sputnik
  • 12: Gorilla Punch
  • 13: Rambling
  • 14: Blue In Green

About the Artist

Producer and bassist Headnodic is a musical time-traveler. His exploration into the furthest reaches of rhythm and melody, from golden era rap to 70's fusion jazz, has inspired an original and profound voice in hip-hop. Whether he's sampling, chopping, and re-constructing breaks, or fluently performing on any number of vintage instruments, the aesthetic of a well seasoned crate-digger is apparent. His collaborations with many of the most notable names in Indy hip-hop have yielded dynamic results, exhibiting his musical elasticity. Some of these collaborators include, MF Doom, Jr. Gong Damian Marley, Brother Ali, Mr. Lif, Lyrics Born, Ladybug Mecca, DJ Shadow, Tash, People Under The Stairs, Oh No, Chali 2na, Zion I, The Grouch, Casual, Mystic, Sadat X, and Del the Funky Homosapien. Trained as a bass player at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, it was there that he met the members of what would later become the hip-hop band, Crown City Rockers, (originally called Mission: ). He has furnished the "low-end" for Crown City Rockers for over a decade now and he has produced, recorded, and engineered a bulk of the group's catalog. In 2008, Headnodic joined forces with Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) and Lateef the Truth Speaker (Latyrx) to form the indy-hop super group, The Mighty Underdogs (Def Jux / Quannum). Headnodic has also released a number of instrumental albums including "Tuesday" and "Headnodic Beats Vol.1" (Insiduous Urban Records), as well as the "Now A Daze / The Drive" 12" (with MC Zion & The Procussions) (Tres Records).