An incredibly rich second album from poet/
musician Carl Hancock Rux – an artist that we know best from his earlier club singles on Giant Step, but who really impresses us here with a depth of expression that we never would have expected! The album's got a complicated approach that's nearly impossible to pin down – and is done with a darkness that's uncommon for most underground soul albums – a visionary mode that includes bits of folk, slight orchestrations, and lots of earth, raspy touches that come in where we'd hardly expect them. For sheer scope of imagination, Carl's almost in the 4 Hero camp – but the tempo and mood of his album is far far slower, and almost a dark side to the brighter cosmic future that's being push
ed by so many other artists today. One that will hold up to many listenings, and which should yield something new every time – with titles that include "I Got A Name", "Protean Character", "Shadow Interlude", "Fanon", "Lamentations", "Apothecary Song", and "Eleven More Days".
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)