Donald Fagen - Kamakiriad (1993/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:28 minutes | 1,03 GBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Donald Fagen was one of the two masterminds behind Steely Dan, the seminal jazz-pop band of the '70s. Fagen's solo work has been a continuation of the band's work of the early '80s — carefully constructed and arranged, intricately detailed pop songs that are more substantial than their stylish surface may indicate. His 1982 solo debut, "The Nightfly", was the best album he had made in years; it covered the same ground as the last two Steely Dan albums, yet surpassed it in terms of ambition and achievement. Originally produced by Steely Dan's co-founding member, Walter Becker, Donald Fagen's "Kamakiriad" is a brilliantly executed futuristic retro concept album which spins a unique Sci-Fi outlook on the world. The eight-song cycle re-creates a retro-futuristic world in which Fagen's '50s nostalgia meets high-tech millennialism. If you loved the studio-intensive blues-rock, tantalizing, crisp white funk grooves that made Steely Dan, and Fagen's first solo album so compelling, "Kamakiriad" will keep your pulse racing.