Thundercat – Off Main St.

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Brainfeeder man, bass player Thundercat has dropped a new album, Apocalypse, which is doing it for a lot of people, me included. His tribute to Austin Peralta, keyboard wiz’ and label mate who recently passed away, is as one would expect, delicate and touching, a beautiful thing, as it moves into clockwork like a heartbeat with exploratory fretwork nailing down the sentiment. Not content to hide behind the bass, our man steps to the microphone, passing on messages conveying a faith that is beyond a book.

A documentary series called Off Main St. opens the door on what and who is Thundercat.

Flying Lotus – Morning Becomes Eclectic

Tune in for some FlyLo on the Morning Becomes Eclectic program hosted by Jason Bentley at KCRW.  He drops two sets and talks about what went in, on, and through, to become the  album Cosmogramma.  He talks about his first foray into drum machines, toys, having belief  and crazy life experiences.

Check out the LA Weekly spread from last week too for further insight – Daddy Kev, Dr. Strangeloop, Brainfeeder, The Low End Theory and a whole heap more, it’s all there.