Tuesday, August 30, 2011
This has undoubtedly been the talk of the town for some time. Thundercat, who was introduced to many through his work w/ Flying Lotus was now releasing his own solo work on Brainfeeder The Golden Age of Apocalypse LP.
Forget that the Flying Lotus produced this record, one that he himself had been looking fwd to for some time, laying some of that priceless programming of kicks and hi hats. Forget that it features ppl like Austin Peralta, and Erykah Badu. Forget that it's being co signed by all in and around the ecosystem that is this beat scene. Forget that there are some bouncy bangers like Daylight featuring delightfully harmonized vocals. Forget that Fleer Ultra is another fave of mine that you just wish you could see being performed live, hearing Thundercat's virtuosity on bass and all the organized chaos around it. It's what all that you don't hear which is best news. Thundercat has been working with kings in the scene. From punk to classic R&B and all in between. The intangible endorsements are coming from The Sa-Ras of the world, the Suicidal Tendencies of the world, the Bilal's and the Badu's. Now that he and Flylo have been working together and consummated the relationship in a full length, i hope to see the more of the puzzling barriers that music fans built around themselves torn down, and stepping out their comfort zone to listen to more priceless acts such as Thundercat - being that he's only 1 or 2 degrees removed from your fave band. ;)
Don't wait for Badu to tell you to scoop the Thundercat. But if you do, we're not mad. ;)
The mixtape is also still out and about for the curious ones.
Thundercat's The Golden Age of Apocalypse is available today, worldwide.