This is a prequel!!!! My life has just got better by at least 200%. I thought something was up when the outro sounded like the beginning of the greatest album ever.
The album is great and all, but in a different way to his previous work - someone confiscated his synths! I've been listening to 'flight of the escape vessels' really loud so I can hear the funk underneath. The fact that the album holds up without his trademark key skills is amazing in itself, but f*ck me, the thought that he's going to let loose with the synths on the album proper is enough to make me wish my life away so the release comes sooner. This lad is special.