The Soul Surfers return with another heavy psychedelic funk treat from their cosmic alter-ego Sputnik-1.The boys from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia have created another collectable 45rpm 7in single, laden with cosmic goodness with plenty of tripped-out synthesizer grooves. Under their Sputnik-1 guise, they’re able to explore and embrace their more experimental side creating a distinct sound different from their Soul Surfers tunes but with the same underlying heavy funk foundation.
"The Whole Earth" is an exercise in instrumental, cosmic, psychedelic funk. Awash in organs, and synths backed by the heaviest of drums. The B-side "Outer Space Bossa" veers toward the Brazilian side as indicated by the title of the tune. The heavy drums are still there along with the organs and synths starting off as a mid-tempo Bossa Nova groove then building up to a spacier and decidedly more funk heavy sound.
Look for the debut full-length Soul Surfers album to drop later in 2014 with another 7in single prior to it’s release.