Madlib and Thundercat Apparently Recorded an Indie Rock Album
The revered producer's 'Sound Ancestors' album with Four Tet is out this week
Published Jan 27, 2021Madlib's Sound Ancestors album, arranged by Four Tet, finally arrives this Friday, and it sounds like there is plenty more music where that came from — namely, a collaborative record between the revered producer and bass wizard Thundercat.
A New York Times profile on the two Sound Ancestors collaborators points to a potential release slate following that record's arrival, as Madlib "hopes to start releasing a new album every month" through his Madlib Invazion label.
As for what these new arrivals could be, author Eric Ducker writes toward the end of the piece that during their conversation, Madlib "offhandedly mentioned collections he's put together based around both calypso and industrial music, material he recorded with Brazilian artists and an indie rock album made with the jazz-funk weirdo Thundercat."
Between Madlib's Rock Konducta releases and Thundercat's time playing with Suicidal Tendencies, the pair are assuredly up to the task. But we can't wait to potentially hear what this indie rock exploration sounds like one day.
You can read the entire NYT profile here.
In 2019, it was reported that Madlib had recorded music with the late Mac Miller, though their "Maclib" collaboration will not be released. Last November, Madlib and drummer/producer Karriem Riggins shared their debut album as Jahari Massamba Unit.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Madlib and MF DOOM had finished 11 songs for a Madvillainy sequel before the latter's passing in October 2020.