Blind Arcade Meets Super Weird Substance In The Morphogenetic Field

Blind Arcade Cassette Inlay Low Res

During the last few months I’ve been particularly swamped, working hard on a project that I can happily say has now reached fruition as ‘Blind Arcade Meets Super Weird Substance In The Morphogenetic Field’ – a mixtape featuring 19 tracks, mainly recordings by Blind Arcade. It’s just been made public on SoundCloud, having been shared privately with friends and supporters over the weekend, and we’ve been so happy to see how quickly it’s being embraced in these past 24 hours. It’s available here as a free download:

Thanks to all who contributed to the various stages of recording – Blind Arcade’s Kermit Leveridge & EVM128, of course, studio engineer Derek Kaye, singers BB. James, Amy Wilson, Katherine Reynolds, Carmel Reynolds and Tracey Carmen, trumpeter Kevin G. Davey, saxophonist Marc Rockwood, special guest vocalists Howard Marks and MC Tunes, plus Martin Foster, Ollie Miles, Ché Wilson, Sam Heller, Alexis Billington and Asha Billington, who also leant a hand along the way. It’s wonderful what spells we can muster when our magic is combined.

It’s nothing less than remarkable that, given the depths he’d plunged to as a heroin addict, so nearly losing his life in the process, Kermit has not only made an inspired return, but managed to summon such a positive statement from his once troubled soul, spreading the love and sharing the vibes in a way that is so relevant to now – it feels like the stars are aligned and we’re dropping this mixtape at exactly the right moment.

I’ll post about the project in greater depth and detail a little later down the line. In the meantime, here’s the accompanying text:

Blind Arcade Meets Super Weird Substance In The Morphogenetic Field text (1)

Uplifting, life-affirming, and perfectly timed for the summer months – cobbled together, Heath Robinson stylee, more by serendipity than design, into a coherent whole by DJ / Producer Greg Wilson. Most of the tracks featured are by Blind Arcade, either existing demos or works in progress, but the mixtape is also peppered with half-a-dozen GW edits, lyrically laced to bubble the Super Weird stew – the constant presence, and main ingredient, being Kermit Leveridge, for it’s his inspirational tale of faith and redemption that lies at the very core of this morphogenetic mixtape. Following on from the Ruthless Rap Assassins and Black Grape, we believe that this is his greatest musical odyssey, drawing from the deep wells of his own mythos and logos. There were 3 frontmen in the Rap Assassins, 2 in Black Grape, but now, for the first time, Kermit steps to the fore – no longer to be described by such a limited term as ‘rapper’, but as a sabre-skilled vocal chameleon, his shades and depths ranging from wise old soul to lovestruck adolescent, invoking his many I’s as a cast of compelling characters, both comic book and close–up personal, whilst, in trickster tradition, keeping us on our toes, not knowing what to expect next.

Let me take you by the hand
So you know what’s going on
Let me take you step by step
On a journey that won’t take too long
Come let me show you
Reality is not what it seems
It’s all a construct
And what you see might not be real

Kermit Leveridge – The Construct

Cometh Soon Here Now

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Artwork adapted by Dominic Mandrell:

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20 Responses to Blind Arcade Meets Super Weird Substance In The Morphogenetic Field

  1. TC June 3, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    Sound of Summer ’14

  2. Scott June 3, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    Glorious mix! Sun is shining, birds are singing and Greg Wilson is spinning. Summer’s here.

  3. Tee June 3, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    This project is so so good, Greg! Thanks so much to you and all involved for sharing it with us! And props to Kermit for overcoming his demons and coming back into the light! Sound of the summer, indeed!

  4. Mal Earl June 3, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    Third listen through, Greg… Too much to like! Just cooler than cool!

  5. Elspeth June 3, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE … every time I listen to it, I hear something new! just AWESOME THANK YOU!

  6. Whiskers June 3, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

    Addictive…the more you play, the deeper the love…so many layers, rhythms and beats, vocals that draw you in, angelic harmonising…it’s phenomenal! Thank you so much…you’ve bought the sunshine into my Summer! <3

  7. kermit June 3, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    I’m really happy so many people are feeling the vibes trust me this has been a labour of love..”glow my people glow”

  8. Gavin Kendrick June 3, 2014 at 10:37 pm #

    I’m hearing more subtleties with every listen, would love to find out where some of the samples in the interludes are sourced from… or does a true magician never reveal his secrets?

  9. Katherine Reynolds June 4, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    It took me a bit longer for the reality of it all to sink in… the whole mix tape is such a trip and it is so worth the journey!

  10. Amanda Moonbeam June 4, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

    Simply amazing . Its so good to hear the final masterpiece. I especially love our baby’s heartbeat at the very end.. This is sure to go down in history-kermit you are a genius !

  11. John Marsden June 4, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    Four days in and im still very blown away
    Kermit warned me something really special was coming and it is truly stunning
    There isn’t one single part that isn’t pure brilliance. .Awesome..Kermit you are a vocal chameleon my brother..Thankyou to everybody involved you have all produced an absolute masterpiece. .xx

  12. Parsley June 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

    Absolutely blow away by the mixtape. Lyrically, vocally and musically uplifting. Deep and etangled, spiritual vibe throughout. Shine on! xxx

  13. Parsley June 5, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

    Add a few “n’s” that would have been perfect, just like the mixtape x

  14. Neil Diablo June 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    Wow what a project! I think this is going to be the start of something really special. With Greg at the helm why wouldn’t it be?

  15. Pooky June 7, 2014 at 11:55 am #

    When Derek first sent it to me I had it on in the background of my wine shop and customers were asking what it was. I didn’t quite know what to say (a first) I told them it was a mix but not like many of the others I play in the shop. At first I couldn’t quite work out which bits were samples, played or what, after repeated listening I grasped the depth of material, a perfect brew of live work and samples. Hat’s off to all involved.

  16. Nicholas Stewart June 12, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

    This tape is great!

  17. Bryan June 13, 2014 at 11:58 am #

    There’s so much to enjoy in this mixtape. Can’t stop playing it. Thanks.

  18. Simon November 26, 2015 at 12:12 am #

    This is so good. I was listening to the Killer Album & wondering what happened to Kermit et al. Google took me to this. Inspired, beautifully weird & eclectic mix, great to see GW still doing the business. More please!


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