By John Neave
When I first heard the musical stylings of Denis Jasarevic, otherwise known as Gramatik, I instantly fell in love. From his roots as a chill-out producer on the label Cold Busted, to his rise to popularity on Pretty Light’s Music, I have always been enthralled by his ability to compose some of the most unique pieces of music I’ve heard.
His latest release on Lowtemp (the label Gramatik founded) is an absolutely groundbreaking collection of tunes entitled The Age Of Reason. The record is tied together in many ways with Nikola Tesla and his theory of unlimited energy for our planet. Needless to say, it was meant to push boundaries. Combining elements of blues, jazz, funk, rock, hip-hop, and electronic music into one marvelous display of pure musical power, this is the type of album you’ll play over and over again.
I considered writing a track by track review, but you’d be doing yourself a serious disservice if you didn’t listen to this one all the way through (multiple times). From top to bottom, TAOR is sure to be one of the few times in 2014 you are blown away by a record. So without any further ado – welcome to The Age Of Reason!