Los Angeles, CA – Tuesday, April 29, 2014 – Experimental music production duo Weird HappYness has released their debut album project 10,000 Hours +. Made up of Drummer Max Tucker and hip hop artist/producer Malik Ameer, Weird HappYness’ new 8-track album features a great mix of experimental jazz, funk and soul, electronica and hip-hop. 10,000 Hours + is now available at weirdhappyness.bandcamp.com
Written, produced and performed by Tucker and Crumpler, the album was recorded at The Phoenix’s Hut in Brooklyn and Milarepa’s Mind in Harlem. One of the album’s most popular songs,The Ascent of Rose is regularly featured on Jazz FM and has quickly become a fan favorite. Other popular tracks such as Tipping to the Point and (((Laveauing))) feature guest appearances by acclaimed jazz trumpeter and composer Leron Thomas.
With their audience and genuine passion for music in mind, Weird HappYness set out to create a truly unique album that would embody their own visions of music. Max Tucker recently described 10,000 Hours + as “a glimpse into the sonic terrain that we are embarking upon. We both have restless minds and high standards for ourselves so we knew going in that every song had to be special, and something that we wanted to hear over and over again. “
About Weird HappYness
Weird HappYness is a New York based production team consisting of drummer Max Tucker and producer Malik Ameer Crumpler. They have been in many bands, recorded with many artists and have finally recorded a duet of instrumental music.
Max Tucker is a drummer and percussionist living in New York City. He moved to New York after high school from Northern California to attend the New School University Jazz Program, from which he received a BFA in 2004. After graduating Max went on to play with many bands. Most notably, Francis and the Lights, Patrick Cleandenim and Dinowalrus with whom he toured the Northeast extensively.
Malik Ameer Crumpler is an experimental improvisational poet, rapper, writer, and producer who explores alternative literature, film and music for esoteric enthusiast. Having grown up in Oakland, California during the height of experimental underground Hip Hop, Malik remains inspired by the fundamental principles of that period: Weird originality. Obsessed with ancient mythology, folktales and all forms of indigenous spiritual expressions Malik’s works are usually allegorical confessions of mythological and religious characters.
Official website: www.weirdhappyness.bandcamp.com