Monday, December 29, 2008

FoundTrack's Fall '08 Collection (Track 20/20) Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - Mi Chocolatina

Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - Mi Chocolatina (Track 20/20)
Written, produced and arranged by William Holland
(P) 2008 Tru Thoughts Ltd
Published by Full Thought Publishing
Taken from the album ‘Death Of The Revolution’ (TRUCD163) (Sample/Purchase)

Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno is the latest guise in a constantly evolving musical production polaroid from the Columbian based beatmaster Will Holland, AKA Quantic. The concept and style of Flowering Inferno ignites from hedonistic, easy-listening dub and reggae inspired music from the 70's made in a tropical climate. The Colombian climate, in this case in which Death of the Revolution was recorded, has certainly made it's musical stamp with the multi-intrumentalist playing exotic native instruments such as the Guacharaca and the Gelta in addition to his own usual efforts and original compositions on the piano, guitar, and accordion with little in the way of sampling. Death of the Revolution also features a number of guest performances from a host of Latin America's finest musicans to produce authentic dub and cumbia rhythms similar to other Colombian icons like Pedro Laza and Michi Sarmiento from the north coast.

Following the release of this album, I was lucky enough to see Quantic perform live at Zanzibar's Afrofunke with Jeremy Sole, who considers Will one of his greatest inspirations and the Santa Monica venue had transformed into the exact climate in which the album was produced. For a once in a lifetime dance experience, I highly recommend looking into his tour in the future. Our featured "Mi Chocolatina" is a fitting way to round out our collection of music from the Fall. We had to leave listeners wanting more and therefore...the second Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno album is due in 2009 so stay tuned for more updates...until then, check out this brilliant animation video of "Death of the Revolution", the titular track off the album.

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