Clothing Review | Stussy vs Time and Space Machine


Stussy x Time & Space Machine

Skate brand teams with U.K. psych project 

for a run of groove t-shirts.

Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve was a project that caught our ears during the hey day of Sonar Kollektiv's Secret Love comps. Volume 4 featured two remixes from the Sleeve, cosmic production team of Erol Alkan and Richard Norris. Taking on more folksy and rockish material—in this case Midlake and Findlay Brown—than Alkan is known for, these psychedelic folktronic sessions stretched on for what seem like eons compared to your average pop tune and they swirl with layers of percussion, fuzz guitar, hippie choruses and a whiff of THC.

Catching wind, down the road, of Norris's solo project as Time & Space Machine, we had the overhead lights dimmed and the lava lamp all warmed up in anticipation of more cosmic psych. And Norris certainly delivered. Almost too well. It was easy to get lost in his self titled debut, Set Fazer to Stun; perfect background music, but not always good for a serious listening session. Although, revisiting it as we write this, we have to admit it's hitting the spot on a dreary fall afternoon. The Indian-influenced dreamscape "Mushroom" and Doors-esque "You Are the One" stand up as well as those early remixes. Maybe what we're missing is the vocals... Anyway.


No psychedelic project is complete without a kaleidoscope of images, colors and patterns. The completist that Norris is, he knows this all too well and commissioned the work for friend/artist Luke Insect. The results were so stunning, So much so that the team is joining forces with streetwear brand Stüssy. Check the results. (Thanks to Hype Beast for the heads up on this).


—Joshua P. Ferguson





Stüssy also produced a video with exclusive interviews from both Norris and Insect talking about Time and Space Machine, their love of psychedelia, the artwork and, of course, their goals for the t-shirt line. Check it:



Stussy - Time and Space Machine from Stussy on Vimeo

The line went on sale this past monday and can be picked up at Stüssy's stores and online (which, unfortunately, is down today...).

Here's a mix from Norris that he did for Fact Magazine around the time of his LP's release:

Richard Norris for Fact Magazine Mix (MP3 download)

tracklist:

1. The Loaded Angels – Aquarius Rising (from ‘Jack The Tab’)
2. Alan Hawkshaw – Rumplestiltskin
3. Warm Sounds – Nite Is A Coming
4. Jaqueline Tiaeb – 7 Heures
5. Jabberwocky – Alice OST
6. George Romanos – Two Little Hours
7. River Theme (T+SM Edit)
8. All Along The Watchtower – Savage Grace
9. Prelude – The Millenium
10. Zoltan The Mynd Reader
11. Fine Jung Thing – The Electric Flag
12. The Oud and the Fuzz – John Berberian
13. Love Like A Man – Helmuth Brandenburg
14. Hard Time – A Time and Space vs Cherrystones edit
15. The March Of The Chessmen – AliceOST
16. Tarot Theme – Andrew Bown
17. Buffalo Roam (T+SM Edit)
18. June – Nirvana
19. Bonus
20. Bernard Fevre – New From Tomorrow (T+SM Mix)

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