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22nd June, 2013
Thundercat: Apocalypse (Brainfeeder Records).

Thundercat: Apocalypse (Brainfeeder Records)

Most other weeks, this would be the lead review, but hey ho. Stephen Bruner's 2011 debut was a magnificently squelchy mélange of jazz, psychedelia, funk and R&B, and his follow-up deftly coalesces all these teeming elements into a more coherent whole. Simply ladling loads of styles into a bubbling brew rarely works, but Bruner never forgets that the tune's the thing: he injects naggingly insistent melodies into nearly every track, from...

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