Boomkat Product Review:
Being touted as some kind of cosmic cross-breed of Miles Davis, Carl Craig and the Kronos Quartet is certainly something to live up to. After reading the press release I must say my appetite was whet and my ears ready for an onslaught of jazz, electronics and devastating strings… sadly, ‘Fire Shepherds’ doesn’t quite deliver, sounding much like many of their label-mates over at Ninja. The album isn’t bad at all, not by any means, taking the finest moments of labelmates Cinematic Orchestra or Skalpel and injecting them with enough outer-mind-outer-space fuel to make for an involving listen. This is something sure to appeal to fans of the label, and also to people after a little more than mere coffee table.