by Dave Segal
on Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 10:27 AM
(Lo-Fi Performance Gallery) Seattle producer/musician OC Notes has been on one helluva creative bender for the last couple of years. All of his fruitful, relentless grinding has culminated in his latest full-length, Pre Future Post Modern. Like much of Notes' music, this album is a mercurial mélange of funk, soul, and hiphop whose old, familiar elements alchemize into something fresher than tomorrow. Read Stranger music intern Sean Jewell's ecstatic review of Pre Future Post Modern on the Line Out blog—that assessment's going to be echoed by a lot of other listeners in the days to come. The rare conjugation of accessibility and otherness reaches its richest peak in OC Notes' new LP, especially in the sublime, sinuous dream funk of "Wave Music."