Thundercat – The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam [EP]

5739946

Too short to let Thundercat’s digital re-imagination of 70s’ progressive rock (what, with that cover?) or ruminations of death leave much of a mark – especially considering Apocalypse did both better. Hardly surprising that the best song is the one that’s most fleshed out: “Lone Wolf and Cub,” which shifts from a Herbie Hancock-aided chant into a sprint through an alien rainforest. Elsewhere, “Them Changes” has a groove and features Kamasi Washington in one of those features that you wouldn’t know if not for the the internet; “Hard Times” coincidentally opens with the chorus from this year’s most ubiquitous pop song, though Thundercat can’t feel his face because his loved ones died, not because he loves cocaine.

B

Advertisements

One response to “Thundercat – The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam [EP]

  1. Pingback: Thundercat – Drunk | Free City Sounds·

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s