The hype around Sydney artist Tuka has been steadily snowballing in the last few months, as word of his third solo release titled Life Death Time Eternal started doing the rounds. Today, the anticipation has climaxed - it's finally out.
Tuka has long been experimental and diverse in his music making and delivery, but he takes it to new heights on LDTE. The record features 14 tracks (three extras on the deluxe version) that heavily challenge traditional notions of what a hip-hop record, in essence, should sound like. The melodies themselves explore various forms of feeling, and create a story of their own - but it's always changing.
You'll hear a slower, softer sound with songs like 'Tattoo', and then jump to a trap beat like 'Yeah Right', that sounds like Danny Brown had a hand in the vocals - not to mention everything else in the middle. What this means is you have a broad selection of music that will force you to listen, or force you to bounce in the whip.
This is one that'll make you think and feel a little different - weird and wonderful, in a distinctly Tuka kind of way. Have a listen.
LDTE is preceded by two other solo works, Will Rap For (2010) and Feedback Loop (2012) respectively. Life Death Time Eternal is available now on iTunes and at all good JB Hi-Fi stores.