A chimerical combination of RnB, hip hop, and sampled Coca-Cola advertisements from the 1960s, the aptly-named 6 Natural Flavors is a ferocious six-song sprint packed with allusions to everything from Beowulf to Monsanto. Driving beats by producer Neill Von Tally and mixing and mastering by Justin Longerbeam propel 6 Natural Flavors as it rips through a new sonic landscape populated by sinister jingles, guttural drones, and, as Snell describes them, “creepy nighttime vibes.” Inspired by and dedicated to the people who live on the sidewalks of Portland’s W. 3rd Ave., it is a testament to Portland’s best qualities and an indictment of its worst.
"Speaking his mind and keeping it real, Ripley Snell is a storyteller giving insight on Portland nights, homelessness, and racism with candor... While Snell is getting lyrically deep inside issues, Neill Von Tally's beats throughout the album feature jazzy and playful instrumentation and vintage audio sampling including everything from the triangle bell to string trios and brassy melodies."
-Brandy Crowe, The Deli Magazine
released April 23, 2014
Ripley Snell: Vocals
Neill Von Tally: Production
Justin Longerbeam: Mixing, Mastering
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