If tripped-out heavy psychedelic instrumental jams with an air of Eastern promise is your dream ticket, then look no further than Mud Spencer. An inspiring project from the Indonesia based multi-instrumentalist simply known as Rodolphe will be dropping his new album, Kliwon, this Friday, 26th May through Argonauta Records,
Today, prior to its release, The Shaman is bringing you the album in its entirety, but before submersing yourself in the aural sonics, about Kliwon, Rodolphe reveals, ‘For this second album, I focused more on the global atmosphere, taking the time to slowly build variations based on a main idea. I have enjoyed the work based on samples in parallel, especially including horror Indonesian movie soundtrack at the beginning of the album as opening.’
He adds, ‘As it is always difficult to explain with words, instrumental music, and more experimental, the best is to listen to get an idea. Finally, and in short, this album was built, without headaches, without very precise direction, like a kid playing with his toys, just need a little discipline so as not to forget where I am concerning long tracks production, to not wasting time.’
And concludes by saying, ‘The fact of working several months on just one track, was a big change in my habits, usually I work 2-3 tracks at the same time with different style to not be bored. So, I took the tracks as a single project and the challenge was to keep focus and motivation during this long process flow, to finish it with no rush. And of course, having fun to doing it as always.’
Now click play below and wallow in the heavy instrumental psych of Mud Spencer…
More On Mud Spencer & ‘Kliwon’
Mud Spencer‘s prologue begins in 2017, when band visionary Rodolphe and drummer Eddie recorded a full-length album, Left Empty, in within 4 days under the band name of Chiefing Cloves. Eddie returned home to Texas, US, right after the recording sessions. As many drafts of song ideas were still there, Rodolphe decided to do it with the means at hand then, and created Mud Spencer, for low tempo late ‘60s early ‘70s sound influences.
The one-man-show is Rodolphe, playing all guitars, drums, organ, FX and other instruments. In 2019, he began the production of his debut Fuzz Soup released in 2022 by Argonauta Records. According to Mud Spencer, it’s ‘made on ze bed music’. He records on his bed, and he mixes outside in the islands mountain while he just brings the iPad and headset on his trail motorcycle.
The new album, mastered by Monolord’s Esben Willems is entitled Kiwon and is for fans of My Sleeping Karma, Spiritual Beggars, Clutch, Los Natas, Karma To Burn, Colour Haze, Monster Magnet and Monkey3.
02. Ratu Kidul
03. Dead on the Heavy Funk
04. Jasmin Eater
Mud Spencer is:
Rodolphe – Guitars, Drums, Organ, FX
Kliwon, the new album from solo multi-instrumentalist and island dweller Mud Spencer, releases this Friday, 26th May through Argonauta Records and is available now over on the labels webstore.