Lt Headtrip – Steinway | album

This album is a celebration, an overdue ode to a time and space in which the Karma Kids experimented, grew, and strived. The revolving door of Headtrip’s studio and home, 25-88 Steinway, Karmastoria, saw countless artists in its fruitful six years. Duncecap, Samurai Banana, Googie, and Gruff Lion all called this their home, and many others sought refuge, found a bed, or endured Trip’s relentless ramblings and generous imbibing within NYC’s bustling hookah bar district, Little Egypt.

Produced entirely by Headtrip, Steinway offers one last glimpse into this legendary collaborative space with over a dozen features. Trip’s heavy, knocking drums and bold, sometimes impish samples lay an intense groundwork for each vocalist to express their unique persona, all tied together with haunting electric organ and driving bass guitar.

The walls of Steinway were smattered with artwork, the water ran dangerously hot, and the cups overflowed, just as this collage of provocative styles enraptures its listeners while allowing plenty of room for playfulness and levity. Cheers to breaking day one last time, ashtray full, minds swimming with creativity and hearts full with companionship. Remember, the deli’s 24/7 if anyone wants to keep going.

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