August 26, 2022 (Portland, OR):
Out now is the complex, polyrhythmic debut from one of the torch bearers of contemporary cosmic jazz, Brown Calvin. A heady trip replete with the artist’s fingerprints throughout, d i m e n s i o n // p e r s p e c t i v e is available now on digital and vinyl.
Unconventional rhythmic structures, improvisation, jazz harmony, and Rhodes-soaked psychedelic soundscapes are woven together with samples, synths and found sounds to create the rich and dreamlike universe of Brown Calvin. On his debut, d i m e n s i o n // p e r s p e c t i v e, the Portland-based, Philly-born, Puerto Rico-reared producer and multi-instrumentalist Andre Burgos creates pulsing, winding Afro-Latin-futuristic music that might be the sound of Ras G dreaming of Brown Rice. Fans of Flying Lotus, fans of Sam Gendel, fans of the future of music itself, rejoice.
Of d i m e n s i o n // p e r s p e c t i v e, Burgos says: "This album was created as a broken society collapsed and I transitioned into fatherhood. I was angry but also hungry for resolution. Sanctuary. Peace. Rest. New ideas, approaches. Such a sudden shift. Perspectives can vary slightly or greatly but no two are shared. We exist in our own concentric dimensions. We share love, music." Woven together using a wide variety of tools, including hardware samplers, keyboards, his Fender Rhodes, percussion instruments and tape machines, d i m e n s i o n // p e r s p e c t i v e is the perfect reflection of those concentric dimensions, a thoroughly hip and hypnagogic acknowledgment of the common threads that run from Alice Coltrane to Shabazz Palaces to Nala Sinephro and the common threads that run from father to daughter, neighbor to neighbor, player to listener.
All songs written, produced, recorded and mixed by Andre Burgos
Mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Mastering
Artwork by Eatcho
Layout by Francie Chang
This album is dedicated to you. But I made it for me.
Andre Burgos also makes up 1/2 of the intergalactic duo Brown Calculus along with vocalist Vaughn Kimmons (Brown Alice) which was voted one of the best new bands in a poll conducted by Portland’s Willamette Week in 2018. They have opened for and performed with artists such as Thundercat, Angel Bat Dawid, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Makaya McCraven, Jeff Parker, Tommaso Cappellato, Daru Jones, Black Milk, and Digable Planets, as well as local legends Y La Bamba, Savila, The Last Artful Dodgr, Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, and Korgy and Bass.