In preparation for the upcoming release Zen Conspiracy? by electronica/drum n bass artist Mashed Buddha, MusicDish has made his 4 track EP, Four Keys to Zen? available as a free download.
The EP represents a new direction for Mashed Buddha, who’s orchestrated grooves have thus far lacked one thing – improvisation. Whereas debut album Subdue Your Mind was an experiment in electronica composition, the EP and upcoming full-length album Zen Conspiracy are a collection of layered funk, drum n bass, and downtempo grooves that allow for jamming keyboard solos.
You can preview the EP below, with the track Mystery Dropper, or get the full EP at the Mashed Buddha site (registration required).
The files are high quality (320 kbps – stereo), DRM-free mp3s, and are released under a Creative Commons license, which means that you can copy, burn and share the tracks.
“I want as many people as possible worldwide to hear Four Keys To Zen,” noted John Corda aka Mashed Buddha. “It really introduces a more improvisational style than my debut album Subdue Your Mind that culminates in my upcoming ‘Zen Conspiracy’. The Creative Commons route seemed like the best way to get my fans excited about my new work and spread it beyond.”
- Hype – featuring the voice of legendary guru of all things enlightening and bender of spoons, Uri Geller, waxing hypnotic over a chill yet driving groove.
- Mystery Dropper – Organic drum n bass combined with sick keyboard chops.
- Spikes – from Mashed Buddha’s debut effort ‘Subdue Your Mind,’ this is a descending drum n bass pattern that evolves and replicates. Spiky, like crazy Aunt Mable’s cookout punch.
- Temptation – Damn funky catchy clav electronica.