Somewhere between Flying Lotus and Aybee lies Afrikan Sciences' multi-layered, multi-textured compositions. "The Onliest" is downtempo broken-beat with loose, live keys over swirling voices. On "Hard Driving Man Driven Offcourse," a chain gang chant drifts amongst disjointed electronics and loud bass and beats.
"Lucjh" is dense but dreamy. Reverberating chords hang off a lurching rhythm. Bell-like notes emerge, then jagged atonal ones. Round bass and distant strings float through the mix. Somehow the disparate elements work in concert. The title track may be four-on-the-floor, but playfully ad-libbed keyboards call to mind Hieroglyphic Being's experimentation. This is house music well-suited for home listening or late-night lounging.
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Tracklist: Afrikan Sciences - Boss Nova's Second Pass A1 The Onliest
A2 Hard Driving Man Driving Off Course
B2 Boss Novaâ€™s Second Pass