18 for 2018, #11: Fourth Kind

Fourth Kind ‎– Fourth Kind (Omniverse).

Much like his former 4hero partner Dego, Marc Mac has been steadily ploughing his own personal furrow through post-broken-beat music, from the politicised hip hop of his sample-driven ‘beats & knowledge’ mixtapes to the organic Detroit-inspired techno of his long-running Nu Era project.

This year’s Fourth Kind album is a hard-to-pigeonhole blend of tight live drumming, warm synths and vocoders, with jazz fusion influences aplenty – perfect late-night listening. Standouts for me are the uptempo Take Me to Your Sky (at 11:15 in the embed above) and the downtempo cover of Heatwave’s super-smooth The Star of the Story. Cop a copy on Bandcamp.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s