Thundercat returns with his first solo material in two years with a digital mini-album “The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam”. Stephen Bruner—the virtuosic bassist and singer-songwriter behind the Thundercat handle—to unleashes the 6-track set that sees him returning to the Brainfeeder fold after having already made outstanding contributions to two of the best reviewed albums of 2015 to-date: Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly and Kamasi Washington’s The Epic.
Where the Giants Roam takes listeners on six spiraling excursions to the outer limits of jazz-funk. The follow-up to his sonically adventurous and widely praised second album Apocalypse sees Thundercat team back up with longtime sparring partner Flying Lotus, who co-produced three of the albums tracks. The legendary Herbie Hancock also pops up on keyboards on “Lone Wolf & Cub,” and there are contributions from fellow Brainfeeder family members Kamasi Washington, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Mono/Poly on sax, strings and production respectively. Listen to the first track ‘Them Changes’ below.
1. Hard Times
2. Song for the Dead
3. Them Changes (Listen)
4. Lone Wolf and Cub
5. That Moment
6. Where the Giants Roam / Field of the Nephilim