The Golden Age Of Apocalypse
a mind-blowing electro-jazz-fusion bomb from flying lotus’ bass player, that plunders the past but sets its sights firmly on the future. this is definitely not the kind of work you’d equate with the bass player from american thrash band suicidal tendencies, but then knowing that thundercat (aka stephen brunner) is a close associate of flying lotus, this all makes a little more sense. indeed fly lo provides the production on this remarkable lp, a record that looks to the music of prime herbie hancock, roy ayers & billy cobham for inspiration, blending shimmering rhodes, cosmic 70s synths & layered vocals with brunner’s impressively agile basslines, also featuring contributions from erykah badu & members of sa-ra. big recommendations on this one! “seems specially made for a long, hot, daydream-filled summer” – bbc.