This is the instrumental funk that drove hip hop from its roots to the mainstream. While none of this is old music, its a freshly grown project spawned from the roots of hip hop. It is funk-jazz fusion genius. The stuff that will get people to lay aside their "chillout" albums and get switched on to some sparkling sounds of artist mayhem. It's not just live intruments that makes this better than downtempo electronic music, there's a breath of life in this album. Its sound, its beats, its melodies... they are art, they are a long walk by the ocean, they are an adventure, a drink of scotch, a memory of a girl, a paycheck, a piece of pottery with your hands curled around all soft and wet, a dream that has come to life, a puzzle that looks back at you and winks.