Teebs presents the after-party of the year. With Flying Lotus playing mentor this solo debut is a textural digital landscape that ebbs and flows over the course of eighteen tracks – all both unique and continuous.
It's as much jazz as it is hip-hop, albeit a scrutinized and singular take on the former. Woodwinds and strings bring in “You've Changed” and remain central to the album's sound, as does reverb-laden piano – most notably on “Lakeshore Ave.” The wide range of sounds are orchestrated into one body; the pounding bass in “Moments” pushes air through cascading piano trills.
Everything is directed to move together by Teebs as master behind his bliss-injected walls of sound. With techniques like alternating duplet and triplet bass hits the man can stretch an instant in time. Take in this chilled-out body of work and you'll get lost in the electronic L.A. cocktail.
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