Stephen Bruner is Thundercat and Thundercat is the dominant bassist rising within the ranks of R&B, rock, hip-hop, jazz, electronic, and beyond. The mystique behind the man named for his favorite cartoon seemingly hides an introspective, ambitious, and fearless young artist whose solo debut album is finally emerging in front of the vast catalog of experience he has amassed in collaboration with the likes of Erykah Badu, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Shafiq Husayn, Suicidal Tendencies, Stanley Clarke, and Flying Lotus, his closest partner and head of the Brainfeeder movement. The Golden Age of Apocalypse represents something fully in the image of Thundercat with the help from some friends and as such has been heavily anticipated by his community of supporters. As we caught up with Bruner, he spoke both of his ambitions and insecurities; his lifestyle and his friends; and his mentors and his colleagues; all in an attitude characteristic of the comical and offhanded manner in which only Thundercat himself can muster. Check out below for the insightful and intriguing discussion with one of the most creative minds this generation has to offer.
The Golden Age of Apocalypse drops tomorrow 8/30, be sure to purchase a copy to support the musicians. Check out the full album streamed below courtesy of Brainfeeder:
Interview by Eric Sandler
This entry was posted on Monday, August 29th, 2011 at 1:45 pm. It is filed under Features, Interviews, Musicians and tagged with Austin Peralta, Brainfeeder, Eric Sandler, Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus, For Love I Come, George Duke, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, shafiq husayn, Stephen Bruner, The Golden Age of Apocalypse, Thundercat. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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