Local Philadelphia area label and production house Eraserhood Sound continues to step the game up with their releases that are making waves worldwide. Their latest 7″ release by another Philly native by the name of Angelo Outlaw is something amazing and without a doubt a project that any true music loving Philadelphian would be proud of coming from this city. Eraserhood Sound has a formula locked in and are building quite the catalog of releases and artists that they’ve worked with and after the first offering with Angelo Outlaw, we’re hoping to see more in the near future, a full length LP would be great!
Angelo Outlaw has spent several decades perfecting his craft of mallet percussion. His unique style on vibraphone and marimba can at present only be described as dazzling. His musical endeavors have taken him across the country, as he has lived in Nashville doing session work and playing for marching groups in addition to performing and producing his own original material in his native Philadelphia. In 2020, Outlaw connected with fellow Philadelphians Eraserhood Sound, a record label and production team specializing in a brand of music they dub “synth & soul.”
Together, the parties released the standalone single “Forgotten Tomorrows”, an entrancing track that gained considerable support from local independent radio. The collaboration was so enjoyable for all of the parties involved, they decided to make a 7” together in the same style. The result is Time Traveler / Silent Horizon, a blazing hot two-sider that serves as the perfect yin and yang of moods.
A side “Time Traveler” is a cosmic funk journey, replete with chimes, operatic vocals, and of course Angelo Outlaw’s intricate vibraphone melodies over top an undeniable drum and bass groove. B side “Silent Horizon” is a contemplative slow-burner which, by its conclusion, waterfalls into a hazy euphoria bolstered by group vocals.