Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Quantic - An Announcement To Answer (2006)
Album: An Announcement To Answer
Label: Tru Thoughts
Released: 21 Jul 2006
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Latin
Style: Nu Jazz, Downtempo, Soul, Hip-hop
Format: mp3 vbr
Total Time: 38:34
Total Size: 69.4 Mb
1. Absence Heard Presence Felt (3:07)
2. An Announcement To Answer (4:53)
3. Blow In Your Horn - Quantic & Ohmega Watts (4:21)
4. Bomb In A Trumpet Factory (2:44)
5. Politick Society - Quantic & Noelle Scraggs (4:40)
6. Meet Me At The Pomegranate Tree (2:50)
7. Sabor - Quantic & Tempo (7:00)
8. Ticket To Know Where - Quantic & Ohmega Watts (4:06)
9. Tell It Like You Mean It (4:53)
Inspired and educated (as opposed to influenced) by the records he discovered whilst travelling and working in Puerto Rico, Nigeria, Benin, Ghana and Ethiopia, Quantic has fused the traditional sounds of these countries with hip hop, soul, funk and jazz to produce his own potent musical brew.
Much of the album was written and recorded on a laptop in various locations around the world - including Puerto Rico and the Candela studios in San Juan - during an extended period of international gigging and crate-digging. Experimenting with new techniques and collaborating with the talented people he met during his travels has endowed Quantic's music with a greater depth, intricacy and level of sophistication than ever before.
Guest artists on the album include Noelle Scaggs from The Rebirth, Ohmega Watts and Puerto Rican percussionist Tempo, who has previously worked with Roberto Roena of the legendary Fania All Stars.