Flagpole Premieres: Space Brother, ‘Freedom From Information’ Video

When he’s not charting cosmic sonic territory with Future Ape Tapes, Athens musician Donald Whitehead is laying down loose, lucid psych-rap grooves as Space Brother, which Flagpole‘s Gordon Lamb calleda nice counterpoint to the not entirely post-hip-hop, but definitely wide-open experimentalism of the Apes.”

On Dec. 8, Whitehead will release a new Space Brother joint titled A Prevailing Sense of Melody, and today we’re pleased to premiere the first single and video from the album, the restless “Freedom From Information,” whose trippy visual you can stream below.

A Prevailing Sense of Melody borrows sounds from Canadian musician KenLo Craqnuques—specifically his 2009 album Rose, which Whitehead says he sampled extensively.

The new record is “purposefully intended to remind us that universal love will always create order and harmony from the chaos and dissonance amidst it.,” says Whitehead in a press release.


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