The Future Shape Of Sound debut album Mad DNA Mud is a mixture of psychedelic Blues, Bowler Hats and 60s hiphop.
It is: Space Age Gangster Soul!
Alex McGowan is the main writer, producer and instrumentalist on their free-styling, retrotastic debut album 'Mad DNA Mud'. As well as an extended family of like-minded musicians, the main conspirator in the group is singer/rapper/writer Big Daddy Kai. For the album Alex employed the talents of singer/rapper/street diva Nomtai, singer songwriter, producer Justin Stones, up&coming singer songwriter Nuwella, future blues legend Son Of Dave (ex-Crash Test Dummies) and the legendary Earl Okin. Along with a close circle of musician friends, they have created a musical universe where anything is possible.
You may recognise Alex name from his work co-writing/co-producing Martina Topley Bird's album Quixotic, which was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize in 2003. Tracks from this album were used all over the world by TV programs such as CSI Miami, C4s Pleasureland and in ads for Toyota and Kenzo. Quixotic was also released in the US in July 2004 on Chris Blackwells Palm Pictures.
Most recently, footstomping, beatboxing harmonica man Son Of Dave employed Alex' production skills to produce his album "02" released Feb 2006. In addition, multi instrumentalist, engineer & songwriter Alex has worked with Tricky, Josh Homme (QOTSA), Stewart Copeland, JJ Jecalik (Art Of Noise) and Duncan Bridgeman (1 Giant Leap). He has also achieved a good measure of success through his previous band The Starseeds with two critically acclaimed albums There Is Enough For Everyone and Parallel Life the title track from which has been used by cult TV show Six Feet Under.