Album review: 'Digital Flowers,' by VLooper and Gabrielle Modlee
Canadian producer VLooper (short for "Veggie Looper") has brought his abstract, disconnected soul sound to a wide variety of projects, from solo records to his "Bullesbubbles" collaboration with African beatmaker KenLo.
The latest, "Digital Flowers," pairs up his skittery sonics with buttery R&B courtesy of spouse Gabrielle Modlee.
Matching up Modlee's light alto with VLooper's thunking atmospherics may seem like an odd concept at first, but the rough/smooth opener, "Luv's Land," should put those doubts to rest.
The streams occasionally get a little crossed - the warped backing for "We Know," the choppy "Not Too Cool" - but for the most part, the couple create a solid half-hour of off-kilter digital-soul soundscapes.
Download "Digital Flowers" for free at Myspace.com/veggielooper.