Boomkat Product Review:
The Whitefield Brothers follow up their cult-classic 'In The Red' with an expanded musical worldview on 'Earthology'. For this heavyweight gatefold double LP they draw on many world music traditions beyond the typical African polyrhythm found in nearly all funk and soul, looking to African pentatonic scales, Oriental modes and Arabic rhythmical structures. They're weaved them into their raw soul sound with a multitude of instrumentation from musicians Antibalas, Quantic and The Dap-Kings plus vocals from Edan, Mr Lif, Bajka, Percee P and MED. The Whitefield Brothers give a much tried and tested style a boost of young blood, putting the classic psyche sound into a modern context, creating dense and fiercely funky rhythms that will have the same effect on heads today as the original psyche pioneers did in the 60s.