Huff Post Entertainment Names Kneedelus as Part of 15 for '15: Favorite Music of the Year

“This Brainfeeder release flew pretty far under the radar thanks in large part to The Epic, Kamasi Washington’s sprawling jazz opus, but Flying Lotus’s label kept pushing even after all the accolades. Kneebody and Daedalus are so well integrated that it’s hard to hear where one stops and the other begins, but I guess that’s the point. Some pieces sound like continuations of 2013’s The Line, but that will never be a bad thing for one of the most creative quintets on the planet. Nate Wood and Shane Endsley are in particularly good form here, and the project’s synergy ends up sounding eerily like In A Silent Way on Ray Kurzweil’s home stereo.”

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"Thanks to Brainfeeder, West Coast Jazz is Cool Again"

“After a half-century of false obituaries, the genre re-emerged with greater vitality than anyone could have predicted. Fueled by the artists on the Brainfeeder label, the creative balance swung back to the West Coast, where it’s reversed decades of aging demographics and general decline.

What seems like a sudden renaissance is actually slow gestation. Jazz is its own language, one that usually requires a lifetime to master. The locals responsible for this rebirth are in their 30s, well-steeped in tradition and deep familial lineage: Thundercat, Kamasi Washington, Flying Lotus, Terrace Martin.”

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