Boomkat Product Review:
**Flac format for this release contains 24bit 44.1KHz audio** Deep house savant and pioneer Theo Parrish serves one of his's most eagerly awaited, not to mention controversial, albums with 'American Intelligence'. Featuring more tracks than the vinyl, 15 cuts as opposed to 9, you definitely get more Parrish to the pound here, but scandals about pricing aside, we really shouldn't be focussing on the bloody price tag. As expected, it's a sterling session, unfurling inimitable (no matter how much everyone tries) grooves tangling signature drum calculations and lissom keys with sinuous synth flesh. It includes previous single 'Footwork', plus big highlights in the cowbell-slinging shimmy of 'Cypher Delight', the supine soul tristesse of 'As', featuring Marcellus Piutmann, Ideeyah & Duminie Deporres, and potential anthem material in the Barrington Levy sampling shuffler 'Make No War' or the skeletal percussive workout, 'Fallen Funk'. And additional to this CD version, you'll also find the heady celestial synth vibes of '…There Here', plus the hip-locked ancient-futurism of 'Tympanic Warfare' and the jagged jazz-funk of 'Life Spice', among others, for good measure. To answer the burning question: is it worth it? Yep.