L.A. musician Art Feynman makes loopy, lo-fi pop music that’s all about one thing: groove. “Feeling Good About Feeling Good” sounds like an organic take on dance music, built around an afrobeat-inspired rhythm that could very easily cruise off into infinity. Though he recorded it all himself on a four-track, Feynman didn’t use any loops; all the beats and melodic phrases are played in real-time. It’s a human level of perfection, where the seams (and sweat) show between the irresistible polyrhythms. Despite the bpm, there’s a cosmic serenity floating on top. Feeling good and feeling bad get considered, with Feynman reaching his DIY conclusion: “either way / it’s no big deaaaal.” Just keep moving.
“Feeling Good About Feeling Good” appears on Blast Off Through The Wicker, out July 14 via Western Vinyl.
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