E. Lundquist – Multiple Images
Record Store Day, UK
Traditional black vinyl
Cut to lacquer
Gloss laminated sleeve
33 1/3 RPM
Hype sticker on every copy
Piano, synthesizer enthusiast, composer, and arranger, Eric Borders aka Captain Supernova, makes his first release under a new moniker, E. Lundquist. Pushing the boundaries of funk fusion, it’s as much 70s library music, as it is Pink Floyd and The Flaming Lips at times. It often feels as if the planet is going to unfold.
Borders, born and raised on the westside of Los Angeles, is known for his cinematic and cosmic compositions that push jazz into a different time and space. ‘Multiple Images’, the debut release as E. Lundquist, is the composer’s first attempt at making a Library Style record. A genre that lends itself well to the Sci-Fi and Jazz Fusion vibes that Borders has been known for in the past. The music often plays as if it is the soundtrack to something happening both simultaneously in and out of this universe.
“Blue Room” is the final track on ‘Multiple Images’ and is the come down from the experience and world created within the context of the album. Its beauty and anchor is the incredible guitar playing which is as bluesy, as it is gritty and groovy. Complimented by the mysticism of spacey synths that give the guitar more ceiling to open up. The drums keep the heartbeat of the track steady, while the other instruments express the emotion and the complexity of the song.
“As we finished the record it sort of evolved from a library piece into a full-fledged album with a mix of different inspirations from blaxploitation, 70’s funk, soundtrack, themes, cinematic, and contemporary jazz-funk. It only felt right to break away from the fictional character and give this music a composer name as if you read it on the back of a KPM record. Then E. Lundquist was born.” The new name pays homage to old family bloodlines and is the last name of his biological grandfather. While Eric Borders was his given name, Borders has no actual blood relation to his family, it was the name his father had adopted from his Step-grandfather. The name of the album “Multiple Images” is an ode to one of Lundquist’s favorite Library tracks by Brian Bennett “Images”. – E. Lundquist
“Stakeout” is a touch of Psychedelic funk, and a touch of Jazzy Sci-Fi, that makes you feel like you are simultaneously flying through space and on a low-key stakeout in a 70s Blaxploitation film. It’s the type of dream sequence, in which there is no surprise when Pam Grier enters the frame, it just feels right. Its instrumental layers develop a scene and then they never quit delivering new twists. The elegant piano playing keeps you grounded in reality, while the synths pull you toward another dimension, somehow never stepping on each other, or interfering with one another’s presence.