Boomkat Product Review:
Time Traveller opens with an introductory track featuring frontman Jack Splash laying down helium raps (sounding a bit like Swedish pop maven Robyn) that would have him as a hip hop Forest Gump, showing up at every historically significant event in hip hop history. It's a funny opener, and one that's well-served by a follow-up one-two from the laidback funk of 'Sun Shines Through Your Soul' and the almost disco-like grooves of 'Sumthin About Her'. In keeping with the albm title, Plantlife flip between different musical eras: an '80s influence enters into the mix, adding a little Prince-style raunch to 'Take It Off' and getting playful on 'Rollerskate Jam', while 'Outta Control' cycles forward a few years into the future for a soulful hybrid like the sort of thing Beck or Outkast might fashion. If Time Traveller gets anything particularly wrong, it might have something to do with its length - at nineteen tracks, there might just be slightly too much of the album to go around, but there's certainly plenty of good material packed into it.