Sunday, September 25, 2011
Thundercat - Golden Age of Apocalypse (2011)
Stephen Bruner aka Thundercat has been flying under the radar for some time as a bass maestro and contributor to various productions including work with Flying Lotus on Cosmogramma (2010) and even playing bass with punk legends Suicidal Tendencies.
Flying Lotus has finally coaxed Bruner out from behind the scenes and assisted in the production of his debut release 'Golden Age of Apocalypse' which is out now on the Brainfeeder label started by Flying Lotus in 2008 (and home to acts such as Samiyam and Daedalus - who I shared a stage with a few years ago at a festival in Oxfordshire, but that's another story).
The album is a disparate but flowing meld of soul and jazz infused electronics, synths and of course some creamy basslines - well worth a listen. One track getting a lot of attention is Bruner's dreamlike cover of George Duke's 'For Love (I Come Your Friend)'. Also check out the addictively upbeat 'Daylight'.