CD Review: The Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles "The Last Transmission"

Space-dub psychedelia is a Heliocentrics specialty, and their latest with legendary filmmaker and poet Melvin Van Peebles hits all the right launch codes.
By Bill Murphy ,

Space-dub psychedelia is a Heliocentrics specialty, and their latest with legendary filmmaker and poet Melvin Van Peebles hits all the right launch codes. Jake Ferguson switches gears throughout, plumbing the lower depths on “Big Bang Transmission” and dipping into his jazz chops on “The Cavern” and a funk stroke for “Trust the Cosmos.” It’s the perfect backdrop for MVP, whose street-wise narrative style remains razor-sharp.