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Golden Age of Apocalypse

ThundercatAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Bassist/songwriter/vocalist Stephen Bruner, aka Thundercat, has music deeply rooted within. His father, Ronald Bruner, Sr., is an internationally renowned jazz drummer who played with the Temptations, Diana Ross, Gary Bartz and Gladys Knight. His brother Ronald Bruner, Jr., a Grammy-winning drummer, has played with the likes of Roy Hargrove, Stanley Clarke, and Wayne Shorter. Stephen joined ... Read more in Amazon's Thundercat Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 30, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Brainfeeder
  • ASIN: B0058IA7ZM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,129 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hooooooo
2. Daylight
3. Fleer Ultra
4. Is It Love?
5. For Love I Come
6. It Really Doesn't Matter to You
7. Jamboree
8. Boat Cruise
9. Seasons
10. Golden Boy
11. Walkin'
12. Mystery Machine (The Golden Age of Apocalypse)
13. Return to the Journey

Editorial Reviews

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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format:MP3 Music
At least, I assume he's from space. There is almost no Earthly explanation for the bass lines this man can drop. They're some of the most inventive, jazzy, and all-around coolest riffs I've heard in a while. This album seems like a direct continuation on Flying Lotus' "Cosmogramma," on which Thundercat's skill was heavily utilized. Point being- this is a fantastic album, and if you're a fan of Flying Lotus, you're already a fan of Thundercat even if you didn't know it. This man is a savant on the bass. It would be foolish to avoid buying this album.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An inimitable blend of jazz, funk, electro and awesome August 30, 2011
Format:Audio CD
A sideman no more, Thundercat comes crashing to the fore with a debut that fuses funk, electro and jazz, while working very hard to keep the emotive power of the songs front and center. If you like Prince, Zappa and George Duke, this is your album. And if you like all three you'll likely think it's one of the best albums of the year...and you'd be right.

Standout tracks include:
"Is it Love?"
"Return to the Journey"
"Daylight"
"Boat Cruise"

...but really, there isn't a bad song on this record.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing September 20, 2011
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Absolutely lush jazzy electronica.
Highly recommended for fans of Madlib, Flying Lotus, J Dilla, and anybody who loves good jazz and/or electronica :)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Golden in 2011 August 30, 2011
By Dcool7
Format:MP3 Music
This one of a few of my highly anticipated albums of 2011. It doesn't disappoint. Fly Lo's Brainfeeder label will be on my radar for a while.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't stop listening October 3, 2011
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
For all you'll hear about the amazing bass playing (it's phenomenal), the jazz-fusion chops (legit) and the Flying Lotus assist (solid but understated - which I actually mean as a big compliment), Thundercat's vocals and pop sensibilities have kept this on repeat. I bought the mp3s here, but I'm going to grab the vinyl too. It's that good. It's been a long time since I've like a record this much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ummm. . . didn't see this coming January 26, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I heard a track from this somewhere and then bought the album cold. I can't believe somebody is making this music right now. It's like a mirrored device from the future which transmits the best sounds of the past and transforms them into the future. This is useful technology. Though I bought the MP3 album, I'm think I'm going to order the vinyl and put it in the stack right next to the turntable between Steely Dan's "Aja" and Stevie Wonder's "Inner Visions", so when I don't have time to listen to both, I'll put this on and feel more than satisfied.

I also want to second the comments of the other reviewers. However, I should point out that while some might see this as a collaborative effort between Thundercat and FlyLo and a continuation of their collaboration on "Cosmogramma" (in fact, they themselves might see it that way), I think this album is it's own brand of genius, taking off in its own direction and really coming into a full stride. How I hope this effort has a full head of steam and more releases are hiding in the near future waiting to pounce like GAoA did.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best record of 2011 January 24, 2012
By uh
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
Future R&B Fusion Jazz... It's like Jaco and George Duke made a baby and Flying Lotus filmed it. IMO the best record of 2011, and without a doubt the best bass playing in 2011.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album October 22, 2013
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Saw Thundercat open twice for Flying Lotus on separate occasions. Each time I was blown away. After the second time, I remembered his name and decided to purchase his album. This album, as well as his new album, Apocalypse, are both excellent. If you are a fan of funk, soul, or bass-centric music, I strongly recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Golden Tones of Eccentricity
Thundercat is a kid of the 80s and it shows (or if he isn't, he can sure fake it well!). His music is a nice little blend of whatever dragged its way into the 80s from the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Robert R. Barba
5.0 out of 5 stars The flip side of "Cosmogramma"
I loved Cosmogramma, and this work by Thundercat seems to complement it well. Whereas FlyLo's album has a more electronic feel to it, Apocalypse works more into the funk/jazz... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Randolph Thomas
1.0 out of 5 stars Really
If I could give zero stars I would. Just finished seeing them live; just bad man, don't know how else to put it.
Published 17 months ago by Help-Device
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique and Brilliant!
This has got to be one of the most amazing albums I have ever heard! It is just so unique and makes me want to float away in a summer breeze. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Evan Campbell
4.0 out of 5 stars Jazzy Electro
Love the sound, although a couple of the songs are almost surprisingly repetitive. Great easy listening music. Will appeal to anyone who's a fan of Flying Lotus.
Published 19 months ago by Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have
By Ymir's icy beard, you must have this album! seriously though, this album has tones of Flying Lotus and Mf Doom. A must have all around
Published 23 months ago by Jamal Howard
5.0 out of 5 stars A shocker out of left field.
I bought this CD on impulse because I dug this man's work on Cosmogramma. Lo an behold I ended up enjoying it more than Cosmogramma. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Ali B
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