Atlantic / Synergy
26 March 2012
Cayzer's swanfish songs to the sublabel that he ruled & released his first album on preceded both singles of Multiverse, & fitting a sendoff snugly. Atlantic closes AD 04, the name spruiks the watery essence of AD. It's an eridanic note to leave on, since it appears to mainly shoot relaxed, laid-back casualness tropicality on a smooth pina colada playfulness. But what holds up the sky is the underwrying caligine, at first flowing with the Oueme, but finding the tongue of the ocean soon enough, when it rises up with an opposing, lightless anger. Still too meager to bombast, but a pleasantly chilled amalgam anyway.
Also in AD 04, this antireductionist masterwork is a future funk farrago of fluent fruiting, freshly bursting upon each bounce from the very first fraction of a moment. The overenergetic bounciness is one phenomenon in this alterative Homeric, shifting to shunting waves & dark gusts setting the way for the Mayanesque opulence of the somnolist sweeps, extravagant & nubivagant with every swoop, so exorbitant it's orbiting, & somehow improves with the piano lolling, marauding throughout the thick, watery sky. The climax creeps up & surges out, finding transcencence in the spaced-out keys.