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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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Compelled to words by music since 2004, Ranta's words have appeared in such esteemed publications as Exclaim!, Tiny Mix Tapes, CBC Music, and PopMatters. He also regularly votes for the Polaris Music Prize, Village Voice Pazz & Jop, Juno Awards, and in all local, provincial, and federal elections. Based in East Vancouver, he's been known to a rave and/or rant, cat whisper, play basketball, pessimistically root for the Canucks, and read far too many comment sections. He graduated with distinction from SFU in 2012, with a bachelor's degree in music.


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