Buddha, Mashed : Zen Conspiracy
Mashed Buddha's second full length release, Zen Conspiracy, is a blend of intricate drum n bass, downtempo funk, and ambient electronica. Keyboardist John Corda infuses melodic soul into every groove and jams as if performing with a live band. Armed with a Trigger Finger and an arsenal of keyboards, he forgoes premade loops and generated beats in favor of 25+ years of piano skill, performance, and compositional exploration. Famed guru and bender of spoons Uri Geller threatens to put you into a hypnotic coma on one track. The album cover artwork for Zen Conspiracy was created by Peter Kuper who has produced covers for various magazines (Time, Newsweek, etc), not to mention creating all the Spy vs Spy comics for Mad Magazine since 1997. The stenciled painting Kuper created for Zen Conspiracy is the perfect vision of the album's namesake.