Tawk Tomahawk (CD)


Hiatus Kaiyote

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Amoeba Review

07/29/2013

You’d be forgiven for scratching your head upon first listen of Hiatus Kaiyote’s Tawk Tomahawk. The Australian band doesn’t really sound like anyone else, although there are signposts — the vocal swoops and glitched-out organic sounds of Bjork; the otherworldly soul of Erykah Badu; the atmospherics and layering of Radiohead; and the psychedelic beatwork of J Dilla. Yet Hiatus Kaiyote take what could be a coiled mess of influences and stretch them into something unique and memorable on Tawk Tomahawk. Though things are largely pleasant and ethereal on songs like the stunning “Mobius Streak,” frontwoman Nai Palm gets jazzy and raspy on “The World It Softly Lulls” and goes deep and dark on “Malika,” while the beats get distorted and aggressive on “Ocelot.” Lounges of the future may be spinning this record and calling it a classic of forward-thinking soul.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Mobius Streak
Hiatus Kaiyote 05:59
2.
The World It Softly Lulls
Hiatus Kaiyote 02:56
3.
Leap Frog
Hiatus Kaiyote 01:24
4.
Malika
Hiatus Kaiyote 04:55
5.
Ocelot
Hiatus Kaiyote 01:23
6.
Boom Child
Hiatus Kaiyote 01:31
7.
Lace Skull
Hiatus Kaiyote 04:00
8.
Rainbow Rhodes
Hiatus Kaiyote 01:53
9.
Sphynx Gate
Hiatus Kaiyote 01:58
10.
Nakamarra
Hiatus Kaiyote 04:35
11.
Nakamarra [Bonus]
Hiatus Kaiyote , Q-Tip

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