Mickey Hart continues to be inspired by the rhythms of the universe around him, including the vast cerebral brain, letting it inform his work with a timeless and modern appeal. His band’s second album, co-produced and engineered by Ben Yonas, brings together an impressive array of ethereal and groove-centric sounds. The fine vocal contributions of Crystal Monee Hall anchor Superorganism, while Hart offers typically mind-blowing percussion elements. Hart has help, spanning several sublime bandmates and guests who extend further sonic support, including lyricist Robert Hunter, bassists Dave Schools and Reed Mathis, guitarist Steve Kimock, and percussionists Sikiru Adepoju, Giovanni Hidalgo, Zakir Hussain and African Showboyz. Hart is in his fifth decade of exploring Earth-bound motifs, while also venturing out toward various dimensions, traveling through space and locating life-affirming influences in amazing sources—here, there and everywhere.
-By Randy Ray