Mama Proves a Theorem

by James Whetzel

Mama Proves a Theorem (free) 02:45


Theme music for Mama as she does advanced math. This is the first of several singles Olin Place records will be releasing this year, and the first track in James Whetzel's "Mama..." series of tracks. This is atmospheric instrumental hip hop in a unique 4.5/4 rhythm. It sounds like 4/4 but with a really weird swing!


released January 3, 2020

Mama Proves a Theorem was performed, recorded and produced by James Whetzel.

Mastered by Emch at Subatomic Sound.

Cover image a somewhat rudely smushed diagram taken from "Knot Fertility and Lineage" by Jason Cantarella, Allison Henrich, Elsa Magness, Oliver O’Keefe, Kayla Perez,Eric J. Rawdon and Briana Zimmer:

James Whetzel is a producer of acoustic and electronic music. He has made music in a wide variety of genres including downtempo, instrumental hip hop, soundtrack music, ambient music, indie pop, Hindustani classical fusion, and Christmas and Holiday music featuring the sound of the South Asian fretless lute the sarod. His release “Holiday: Sarod and Beats” was picked as one of the top ten holiday releases of 2013 by the LA Times. His soundtrack for the film “Man With a Movie Camera” has praised by fans of the film. A palm wine guitarist, sarodist, and tabla and darbouka player, his music often has influences of West African, North African, and South Asian music. He also releases music as Whetzel and is part of the groups: Who Is John Smith, Das Dhoom, DJ Baba James, Korky Bucek and James Whetzel, Mean Deep, and Yas / Whetzel.


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Olin Place Seattle, Washington

Olin Place is a record label founded by James Whetzel in 1999. Styles of music include downtempo, instrumental hip hop, Indie Pop, West African and South Asian traditional music and fusion, ambient music, soundtrack music, and instrumental Christmas and Holiday music on sarod. ... more

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