THE GOLDEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE (TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION) by THUNDERCAT

SKU120134
ArtistTHUNDERCAT
TitleTHE GOLDEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE (TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION)
LabelBRAINFEEDER
Catalog #BF 023X
Genre
ReleaseW 02 - 2022
FormatVinyl - UKLP
EAN Barcode5054429151459
Import
 € 36,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Hoooooo
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/60811_the_golden_age_of_apocalypse/1_hoooooo.mp3
  2. Daylight
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/60811_the_golden_age_of_apocalypse/2_daylight.mp3
  3. Fleer Ultra
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/60811_the_golden_age_of_apocalypse/3_fleer_ultra.mp3
  4. Is It Love?
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/60811_the_golden_age_of_apocalypse/4_is_it_love.mp3
  5. For Love I Come
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/60811_the_golden_age_of_apocalypse/5_for_love_i_come.mp3
  6. It Really Doesn't Matter to You
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/60811_the_golden_age_of_apocalypse/6_it_really_doesnt_matter_to_you.mp3
  7. Jamboree
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/60811_the_golden_age_of_apocalypse/7_jamboree.mp3
  8. Boat Cruise
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/60811_the_golden_age_of_apocalypse/8_boat_cruise.mp3
  9. Seasons
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/60811_the_golden_age_of_apocalypse/9_seasons.mp3
  10. Goldenboy
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/60811_the_golden_age_of_apocalypse/10_goldenboy.mp3
  11. Walkin'
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/60811_the_golden_age_of_apocalypse/11_walkin.mp3
  12. Mystery Machine (The Golden Age of Apocalypse)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/60811_the_golden_age_of_apocalypse/12_mystery_machine_the_golden_age_of_apocalypse.mp3
  13. Return to the Journey
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/60811_the_golden_age_of_apocalypse/13_return_to_the_journey.mp3
  14. $200 TB (Bonus track)
  15. Daylight (Reprise) (Bonus track)

Description

Translucent red LP housed in a beautiful gold mirror-board sleeve with large Thundercat logo hologram sticker and gold holofoil detail. Includes two bonus tracks: ‘$200 TB’ and ‘Daylight (Reprise)

Vinyl only (no digital) 2021 Black Friday release

If indeed "you blows who you is," as Louis Armstrong once famously said, then Stephen Bruner's bass is a mainline to the soul of a man whose DNA was transcribed from the stars onto staff paper. His Flying Lotus-produced debut, The Golden Age of Apocalypse, offers both stone-cold skill and uncanny astrality, picking up where the pair left off on 2010's Cosmogramma and further distilling the jazz current running through that landmark Lotus release. A longtime contributor to others' albums, Bruner, aka Thundercat, is accompanied by an impressive cast ranging from Erykah Badu to members of Sa-Ra and J*DaVeY, to pianist Austin Peralta and his own Grammy-winning brother, drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr. Still, the end result is unmistakably a Thundercat record -- a lush and magical document combining classic jazz fusion, futurist electronic strains and timeless musical seeking. 

Spanning a cosmic stew of players, locations and times, The Golden Age of Apocalypse was years in the making. . There's the ebullient "Daylight," a soft whirl of bluesy piano, New Age synth, snapping beats and warm bass. There's "Walkin'," an upbeat soul strutter powered by Bruner's digitally distorted plucks. There are raw, improvised numbers like "Jamboree" and virtuosic bass pileups like "Fleer Ultra." One of the album's most stunning moments arrives with a spacious cover of George Duke's "For Love I Come," a taut beauty spangled with crystalline harp and keys. Bringing this string of divinely unexpected moments to a moody and cinematic close is "Return to the Journey." There, Bruner sings, "Time will pass us by," but listeners needn't worry. Inside of this space, time really isn't a thing.

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