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Drugdealer is a new project conceived and conducted by Los Angeles artist Michael Collins (formerly of Run DMT, SalviaPlath) who guides a group of Angelenos including Ariel Pink and Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood) through a whimsical world informed by Jean Baudrillard, social media perception, Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western vistas and Collins’s endless travels.
At the forefront of the album "The End of Comedy" is Collins’ AOR auteurship. It’s a vignette of a record, as lucid and lysergic, as it is organic - featuring homespun explorations of Carole King-esque piano ballads, Bacharach-ian orchestration, the psych-folk of Ultimate Spinach and Hendrickson Road House and even New York City subway jazz.