DJ Earth Day is an artist who recently released Club Mars. Is DJ Earth Day actually a DJ? I’m not sure. A lot of the tracks on Club Mars sound recorded and lo-fi. At the end of the day in 2016 it doesn't really matter anymore. Sampling is more ubiquitous than ever and also super easy to do if you have the intelligence to run a simple program like Ableton Love.
Club Mars is a bunch of instrumental tracks, A lot of the tunes are funky borderline going into jam band territory. Up first is “Yukon” which is a psychedelic jam out session not too far off from a band like Comets on Fire. The songs gets a little bit more laid back and funky towards the end. I’m happy to oblige,
“Club Mars Does Quantic Soul Orchestra” was one of the few songs with vocals. They were some soulful vocals. Good stuff and also a fun song. I would have liked to hear more songs like this. The album goes into mostly instrumental mode with the wacky and slightly zany “Earth Day” while “Ultimate Striped Tree Shirt” is a lo-fi jam session with some noteworthy time transitions. The remainder of the album feel like a nifty guitar playing and jamming.
The closer “This Tree” actually stuck out because the vibe was different than the previous songs. It was a lot more subdued, chill and actually pretty relaxing after the onslaught of sounds.
I’m pretty sure DJ Earth Day is less a DJ and more just one guy having some fun with music. Is this a solid release? Yes. Is this the next OK Computer? Nope. The man behind the music does have some skill when it comes to composition. There was some inventive stuff in there. I might suggest doing vocals a little more. “Club Mars Does Quantic Soul Orchestra” was a kicking track.
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