Tremendous material from Robert Glasper – a set that takes us back to the brilliance of his first few releases for Blue Note – while also encompassing all the changes he's gone through in recent years too! There's definitely some vocals on the record – but this time around, instead of being sung by a rotating cast, they're mostly handled by Casey Benjamin – who plays saxes and additional keyboards on the set – and helps give the whole thing a nicely unified vibe. Glasper sings a bit, too – but mostly concentrates on giving us some incredible lines on Fender Rhodes – in those soulful shapes that have made his keyboard work a delight since day one – and which continue to open up into so many wonderful directions. Benjamin uses a vocoder at times, which slides in great next to the Rhodes – and the group also features wonderful bass from Derrick Hodge, who also sings on one track too. Really wonderful material – as if the Experiment side of Glasper's work was folded into his small combo ethos – with tracks that include "No One Like You", "Day To Day", "Tell Me A Bedtime Story", "Find You", "This Is Not Fear", "In My Mind", "Hurry Slowly", "Written In Stone", "Human", and "Thinkin Bout You". Features a bonus bag of coffee – "The Experiment's unique blend of music called for the perfect blend of Dark Matter Coffee. Like RGX, the ArtScience
blend is a bold, sexy coffee with notes of chocolate, toffee and brown sugar. This exclusive blend is sourced from farming partners in Guatemala and El Salvador. "
(Includes a bag of very limited coffee from Dark Matter made strictly for this release and sold exclusively through Dusty Groove and Dark Matter. This bundle is only available to US customers – no overseas or APO sales.)