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Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno

Death of the Revolution

(Tru Thoughts; US: 14 Jul 2008; UK: 13 Jul 2008)

Worcestershire native Will “Quantic” Holland has done it again. Keeping his dependable Quantic Soul Orchestra in Columbia after the Latin based Tropidelico album, he set to work crafting another completely new project. The resulting work of Flowering Inferno sees Holland taking his usual role as chief multi-instrumentalist, this time for the creation of old school Trojan reggae and summer dub served over a bed of fuzzy hip-hop beats. With a little space echo and some Irie crooning, Death of the Revolution could easily pass for a lost Lee “Scratch” Perry production, and that’s no exaggeration. In the face of its shocking authenticity, this is the most surprising English made record since Jamie Lidell went from glitch to soul on a dime called Multiply. Start rolling your spliffs now.

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Author of blurbs, curator of playlists, and booker of shows, Alan Ranta has been plugging away at that music writing and programming thing since 2004. His brutally honest critical opinion has appeared in such publications as Exclaim!, CBC Music, PopMatters and Tiny Mix Tapes, and has been enlisted to help judge the Polaris Music Prize, Pazz & Jop, and Juno Awards. Based in East Van, he graduated with a BFA in music from Simon Fraser University in 2012. He's also a social media plague, cat whisperer, socio-political haranguer, Canucks fan, and one of the last remaining cowboys.


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