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Dou­bly un­ex­pected, first in de­liv­er­ing his first solo al­bum at age 39, and sec­ond in of­fer­ing such a lush yet omi­nous sound­track of punchy beats, trippy elec­tron­ica and phat saw-synth bass over­laid by treated vo­cals and string/ choir over­lays — his dad never threw the sonic sculp­tures this wide, even un­der Jeff Lynne’s Elec­tric Or­ches­tral pro­duc­tion. De­lib­er­ate di­ver­sion from the fam­ily al­bum this may be, and the hooded thinker on the cover is far dis­tant from the fresh-faced Dhani who played at the Con­cert for Ge­orge and com­pleted his fa­ther’s post­hu­mous ‘Brain­washed’, yet you can still trace the con­nec­tions through the un­mis­tak­able vo­cal tim­bre, un­der­ly­ing tabla tones in the rhythm, and the world con­cern be­hind the sub­ject mat­ter in songs ti­tled #WarOnFalse and Sum­mer­time Po­lice. Con­sider it a must-stream to de­ter­mine if you think it a must-buy.

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