Boomkat Product Review:
*An exceptional, deeply narcotic album - like the spiritual heir to Tricky's classic Maxinquaye with added bass weight and a tight percussive swing - A MUST!* One of the years most anticipated albums from the dubstep/future dub quarters has finally landed. Regarded by many as the source of his finest material, in his King Midas Sound guise Kevin Martin (in collaboration with Roger Robinson) concentrates on the haunted and somnambulistic qualities of dub music, like a tracing paper facsimilie of his Bug project dialled from 6 feet below the rave, still feeling the choking bass weight, but filtering the vocals, sirens and atmospheres to a frosted shade of his other self. The magnificent teaser single 'Cool Out' is still resplendant in it's austere majesty, leading the ghostly carnival procession through 12 tracks united by an ethereally themed concept. Title track 'Waiting For You' strips the juicy flesh of what could be a bittersweet Lovers Rock track down to the shuddering bones, offering scant melodic light from Roger Robinson's floating falsetto, while the Tricky alike moods and male/female vocal counterpoints of 'Earth A Kill Ya' perfectly encapsulates that sense of dread paranoia that lurks large over this whole set. The outstanding 'I Man' fleshes out the previous dub version included on the preceding single with achingly soulful vox from Robinson, while bass fiends are in for a serious treat with the all too short 'Blue' and 'Lost' perhaps gives a nod to RZA's Ghost Dog soundtrack with a crooked leaning hiphop killer. Like the best of Martin's productions, this is just intensely heavy, but with a twist of densely smoked paranoia that makes it something of a modern classic for the late 00's. Highly Recommended!