Going out to my mate Paula's who's bday it was yesterday (sorry for being a day late P.).
Always one who appreciates new music and moreso now that she is driving. Happy bday P.
This song is one that is just perfect driving music to me. With heavy, solid beats, sweeping melodies and lyrics to make you look around in wonder this is from 2000 but delivers timeless sounds.
The album is Ape Sounds, the work of Nigo (Bathing Ape fame) along with some heavy musical hitters.
From Amazon's editorial review (Tony Marcus):
"Ape Sounds is the debut LP from Japan's Nigo, best known for his clothing label Bathing Ape--a cult product dripping with Planet of the Apes motifs and celebrated status as a hyper-cool brand. Not a regular musician, Nigo performs an art director's role (although he also plays drums) on the album--guiding a creative team of (James) Lavelle, DJ Kudo, Money Mark (ed note: featured on cubikmusik here) , Ben Lee, Cornelius, and Takagi Ken (Major Force). The result is (at times) a self-consciously cool mix of punk, trip-hop and knowing adult pop. Some of it's fun--"Kung Fu Fighting" combines laconic Japanese rap with a neatly orchestrated remake of a Bruce Lee soundtrack. Ben Lee's contribution, "Free Diving," is breathlessly fantastic--a wry and urbane vocal walking smoothly over an explosive, pop-rock thrashout. Also good is "The Very Urgent Dub," in which Money Mark brings sass to a Pablo and Maurizio-referencing stoner anthem. Some cuts feel vague but whatever Nigo lacks in expression he more than compensates for with style."