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Inspired Flight Bring Out Deluxe Reissue of 2010’s “We All Want To Fly”

Alternative hip hop duo, Inspired Flight (made up of Gabe Lehner/9 Theory and Eric Poline/OpenOptics), soar through the cosmos in their titular reissued single, “We All Want To Fly” from their 2010 album of the same name.

The song features a verse from Inspectah Deck of the legendary hip hop group, Wu-Tang Clan, which adds a nice sense of clout to the song’s firepower, which holds true all these years later. As the title track (as well as the last track of the album), it’s a nice culmination of the album’s unique mix of indie electronica interlaced with rhythmic hip hop flavor.

For fans of LCD Soundsystem, this will be a must listen that takes weird atmospheric samples and echoing vocals that ripple through an expansive digital void. It’s an impressive array of sounds that defies easy categorization, and the album’s reissue displays its timeless nature – in fact, it shares many sonic similarities to LCD’s 2017 album, American Dream, in the way it cuts loose and indulges in a digital daydream.

The deluxe, 2-part reissue of We All Want To Fly is available now on major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, Deezer, Amazon Music, SoundCloud, and BandCamp. Find this and more excellent music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.

Charlie Maybee

Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.

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