Listening to music should never be a boring experience. Just like dancing to it, talking or for that matter writing about it. The title track from this new long player from J Majik sounds like all the rich intensity of jazz’s shining star has been fuelled into the drum programing. That spine-tingling pleasure courses throughout the rest of the album as heights are reached for, thoughts are ignited and sounds twisted in search of the answer posed by the cover art. The ideas which playfully fuse past, present and future expectation are all equally hot-headed with touches of everything from funk to cinematic atmospheres. Try the contrast of Holographic for a beat free taste of pure notation, or the four on the floor drums of Life Force along with the warm glow of the Detroit styled Sunkiss for variations on themes. Leaving the not surprisingly pacey Velocity to end, although in ways it’s the exploration charted via the breakdowns which reveal even more about the artist’s expansive mind-set.
Release: June 5