Average User Score: tbdJul 17, 2013This album starts off on the right foot remixing the popular online hit 'Sierra Leone' by Mt. Eden. The track has a great dubstepy feel toThis album starts off on the right foot remixing the popular online hit 'Sierra Leone' by Mt. Eden. The track has a great dubstepy feel to it, and leads in a good set of following remixes. The first original song on this 'remix' album is 'Keep In Motion' which is a killer tribal-house/leftfield style instrumental track that is very solid and captivating. The whole album is great and every track is worth listening to from start to end. The album feels well put together and there is a solid theme from Araabmuzik which is hard to put my finger on and describe but it felt throughout the whole album. Good bass beats give the album teeth.
A strong hip-hop track with an EDM inspired background outros the album leaving this listener wanting to load up the album again right away.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Jul 17, 2013I'll start by saying this is not my type of music, and I only listened to the album digitally online via Rhapsody, but the quality was great.I'll start by saying this is not my type of music, and I only listened to the album digitally online via Rhapsody, but the quality was great.
Nice first couple of track. Good background music. The mood of the album changes to a bit of medium paced funk that is soft toned with a soulful vocal that is more in focus on 'Special Stage'. The next song 'Tron Song' keeps the soulful melodic vocals in most of the spotlight, but brings back the leftfield style, which is a good combo on the track, although a bit schizophrenic at times.
With the sixth song, somewhat ironically called 'Seven', the vocals disappear (almost) completely, and Thundercat's leftfield experience shines through with the addition of a nice funky guitar solo toward the end. Full quality traditional funk is on display with the humorous 'Oh Sheit It's X'. Thundercat loses me on "Without You" which is a little a too far out there and spread apart. I give him a pass because the next song 'Lotus and the Jondy" is great in so many ways including a cool background drum with solo halfway through that takes the song to a nice nightclub-style ending.
The album bounces around with style and genre, but ends with a very good outro called "A Message for Austin Praise the Lord Enter the Void" which is a song with an orchestral inspired intro with string instruments, pauses in the middle and then transforms into what I could call a tribal lullaby that toys with becoming leftfield-ish, but just skims the surface of the style.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Jun 17, 2013This album on the whole is descent, but that is because it is a mix of great and lackluster songs. The first few songs on the album had meThis album on the whole is descent, but that is because it is a mix of great and lackluster songs. The first few songs on the album had me worried. They were full of generic rythm and nothing felt creative or even catchy. A few songs in the album really starts to take flight A few songs including 'Weird Shapes' and 'Blair Witch' were one's that caught me and stuck. I'll be relistening to the album just for the handful of super quality songs, but I'll be skipping through just as many as I listen to.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Dec 12, 2012This album changed my mind about metal being dead. This album is so solid from beginning to end it is a diamond in the rough that many neverThis album changed my mind about metal being dead. This album is so solid from beginning to end it is a diamond in the rough that many never find. The singers voice is amazing, but he could easily be written a ticket by the music police for sounding exactly like Ozzy... which if you think about it isn't a bad thing in any way (ref. "Veil of Isis"). Additionally I saw them in concert and all the songs from their new album play really well live.… Expand