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Golden Age of Apocalypse

4.6 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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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.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 30, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Brainfeeder
  • ASIN: B0058IA7ZM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,437 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Scott Woods on 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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By Robert E Leet on September 20, 2011
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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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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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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 previous decade combined with the stuff of then and even the occasional stuff of now. If you're a Daedelus or Flying Lotus fan, definitely worth the purchase.
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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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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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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 genre. Both are pretty chill, and are a must buy if you love either artist.
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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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