Chances aren't quite slim if you've heard a little of this lad's handiwork from somewhere, whether it be his contributions to crossover thrash icons Suicidal Tendencies, Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, or even Kendrick Lamar. From Los Angeles, Stephen Bruner (aka Thundercat) is an exceptionally gifted bassist regarding any additional credits that he's got and concerning The Golden Age of Apocalypse itself, which is his 2011 debut album. Housing 12 tracks plus an introduction that makes me personally feel all sorts of nostalgic, Bruner's freshman outing features a lot in terms of jazz fusion likability, and can be perceived as less one-dimensional than a person initially thought upon further listens. Admittedly the vocals on here are a little goofy even in conjuction with the swell production and mostly concise craftsmanship, though Bruner's unremarkable singing aside, pretty much everything else that accounts for The Golden Age of Apocalypse is nice to experience one way or another. Hoooooooo!!