New Release from Rad Cult Records features Daniel Huffman and an amazing line up of talent.
New Fumes is Daniel Huffman from Dallas, TX. A noise musician and visual artist, Huffman has lent his talents to a multitude of diverse bands. He was a member of the 90s space rock outfit Comet as well as the Bitches Brew-loving improv group Ghostcar, and was a touring guitarist for the Polyphonic Spree, and TOBACCO. He’s been part of the touring entourage for and a collaborator with the Flaming Lips, and performed with them when they broke the Guiness World Record for most shows played in a 24 hour period.
Huffman creates some of the most gorgeous vinyl records on the planet by coming up with his own process for pouring records by mixing colors so each piece is an individual with its own effect.
Teeming 2 is the sophomore album from New Fumes, It falls somewhere in the zones of offbeat electronic and colorful weirdo rock. Mostly recorded in a Monolithic Dome surrounded by crack houses in Dallas, Huffman spent five years recording his new album. Teeming 2 features Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips and members of Def Rain.
In New Fumes’ own words: “To me, Teeming 2 is a marriage of analog and digital worlds. A tuneful collage of gooey nature and rigid machines, where voices seamlessly become synthesizers, become guitars, becomes orchestras and back again. The lyrics contain fragments of real life stories and apocalyptic dreams, blended together in much the same way as the sounds on the record. The intent is to take the listener on an unsettling, yet, not humorless or depressing, journey through a rich, subconscious world, teeming with sounds and visions.”
Teeming 2 is an computer future ambient dream of experimental musical expression, both technical and Organic, a space age drama set to modern day dynamics. Listening to this album, I am reminded about the experimental music of the 80’s and how it revolutionized what would become the New wave movement, but Huffman takes id to the next level, or to say the next state of being. Definitely a winning combination of digital creativity and the non-homogenized life forces those are soon to be relevant once again.