Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Frenklah - Tokyotape (2016)

  • Sampledelic 
  • Sound collage 
  • Chilltronica 
  • Mood music 
  • Psychedelic 
  • Soul 
  • Breaks 
  • Funk 
  • Urban music 
  • Cinematic 
  • Afrofuturism 

Comment: if there is playing an issue from the roster of Bulgarian imprint Dusted Wax Kingdom one can be absolutely sure it is something for his/her soul. Dusted Wax Kingdom is an imprint for refined sample-based music being built on inspiration from (nu) jazz, soul, funk, chill out and plunderphonics which on occasion results in cinematic glimpses. Let`s call it just urban music though depending on an album it could be mixed up differently of course. And all of that used to inspire the listener either. At least I feel myself inspired every time I am listening to it. Frenklah`s 11-track issue which clocks in at a 22-minute only is the case without any doubt. It is an in-between case of enchanting iterations in rhythms and suggestive harmonies of psychedelic music which at times is coated with wondrous, filmic vamps (Shinkansen, for instance). At No Dress there is up an indicative hint at the title of the album (by exploiting Japanese-based samples) though musically it does have a little common with the Japanese culture. By listening to the first issue Godzilla Intro it is an example of pure funk rock, and its is followed by The Theme which is also funk though relying more on cut-and-paste technique and more laid-back and afrofunk combined elements. In a nutshell, the result is stunning.
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