Amp Live is releasing his latest solo project, Headphone Concerto on August 5, and it has a pretty classical twist. The album is structured like a traditional concerto in three distinct movements, meant to be listened to in three parts, and boasts guest appearances from Big Gigantic’s Dom, Eric Rachmany from Rebelution, and a mix of live classical instruments in a hip hop context.
If you caught Amp at this year’s BFD, you got a pretty good taste of it—he brought an electric cello on stage with him.
A long ways from his work with Zion I and his incredible Radiohead mixtape if In Rainbows (which you can download for free on his official site), Amp Live is giving his take on the role of a symphonic composer, incorporating drum machines, live instruments, singers and rappers into the new record.
In the meantime, Amp is releasing “Penny Nickel Dime,” a jazzy cut exploring the pitfalls of wealth.
Check out the video below.