The Heliocentrics' albums are all confounding pieces of work. Drawing equally from the funk uni-
verse of James Brown, the disorienting asymmetry of Sun Ra, the cinematic scope of Ennio Mor-
ricone, the sublime fusion of David Axelrod, Pierre Henry's turned-on musique concr te, and
Can's beat-heavy Krautrock, they have - regardless of the label on which they've released their
music - pointed the way towards a brand new kind of psychedelia, one that could only come from
a band of accomplished musicians who were also obsessive music fans. Drummer Malcolm
Catto and bassist Jake Ferguson are the Heliocentrics' masterminds and producers, and they
are obsessive weirdos in today's musical climate, searching, progressive humans who are often
out-of-time with current trends.
They have been playing together for nearly two decades and their collective drive is to find an
individual voice. The Heliocentrics search for it in an alternate galaxy where the orbits of funk,
jazz, psychedelic, electronic, avant-garde and "ethnic" music all revolve around "The One." With
Madilb's label Madlib Invazion for Infinity of Now, the Heliocentrics have returned to develop their
epic vision of psychedelic funk, while exploring the possibilities created by their myriad influences
- Latin, African, and more.