The Honeydripper

by Habitat Sound System

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    " Any time you can make a record that sounds perfect alongside DAVID AXELROD, CEDRIC IM BROOKS, COUNT OSSIE, any ETHIOPIQUES collection, and even a SLITS record, you've stumbled onto something so deliciously golden and unique!" - Aquarius Records SF

    Hand-numbered and stamped edition of 300 on honey-gold 10" vinyl. Beautiful folding picture sleeve.

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Habitat Sound System returns with their wicked brand of heavy analog dub and dark psychedelic soul on The Honeydripper, pressed on lustrous gold 10" vinyl for a hand-numbered, limited-edition release of 300.

HSS is the lovechild of California-based composer/musician/producer Preston Swirnoff, who—with his band Prince Zohar & The Mystics—drops six hard-hitting instrumental tunes that bring new ingredients to the HSS soundscape. The suspenseful opening “Chiva Still Talkin'” features a grinding organ, deep bass and dusty drums groove, and a lonely melodica playing a theme worthy of an Ennio Morricone soundtrack. “Ten Zebras” showcases afrobeat horn and guitar arrangements backed by thunderous conga drums. The title track's tape-echo flutes, wah-wah synth, and wordless male/female vocal refrain evoke the dirty garage funk of 70's New York.

This is the follow-up to HSS' debut full-length Meets Prince Zohar & The Mystics, co-produced by Mad Professor, which immediately sold out of its first pressing and became an underground cult classic for its smoky brand of King Tubby-inspired punk dub madness.

Habitat Sound System Discography:
The Honeydripper 10" (2014)
Zebras in the Dancehall 7" (2008)
Meets Prince Zohar & The Mystics CD (2007)


released January 20, 2014

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Preston Swirnoff at The Habitat
Golden Hill, San Diego, California.

Performed by Prince Zohar & The Mystics:
Preston Swirnoff- organ, piano, synths, melodica, percussion, vocals
David Hurley- drums, percussion, balafon, flute
Ilya Monosov- electric guitar
Manny Vega- bass
Zuri Waters- horns
Brian Ellis- Rhythm Guitar on 1, 5
Yessi Bertheau- Vocals on 4

Design by D. Hicks.
Copyright 2014 Preston Swirnoff- Aleph Music (ASCAP)
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