Papadosio has released the latest single to appear on the band’s forthcoming Microdosio album, entitled, “Cubensis”. The song joins “Fly Agaric” as the second release from Microdosio.
To go along with the song’s accompanying GIF, “Cubensis” begins with a 16-bit kind of repetitive piano riff that almost sounds like you need to hit the arcade machine to get it to stop sticking. From there the song takes on a kind of lofi feel, featuring the roots of Papadosio’s trademark sounds that build up into the familiar three-dimensional strong structure, complete with Terence McKenna samples. “Cubensis” is at once new and familiar, as the band takes listeners to the same destination via an alternate route.
“Psilocybe cubensis is a species of psychedelic mushroom whose principal active compounds are psilocybin and psilocin,” the band said along with the song. “Commonly called shrooms, magic mushrooms, golden tops, cubes, or gold caps, it belongs to the Hymenogastraceae family of fungi and was previously known as Stropharia cubensis. It is the most well-known psilocybin mushroom due to its wide distribution and ease of cultivation.”
Listen to “Cubensis” from Papadosio below.
Papadosio – “Cubensis”
For Microdosio, the band has chosen to scale down its operation and revert to simpler musical techniques. With an added focus on synths, samplers, and drum machines, in addition, to live instruments, the band has refocused itself on this album and tour.
Like most bands, Papadosio has been forced to cancel or postpone many of its concerts over the next several months. The band’s next scheduled gig is not until June 19th, when Papadosio will play Salvage Station in Asheville, NC. Visit the band’s website for tour updates and information.