This I did not see coming. RZA’s soundtrack for Jim Jarmusch’s highly underrated gangster-samurai noir indie Ghost Dog will always been one of my favorites, so my interest is always piqued when he releases new music… Throw in a little Alt-J and you’ve given me what I suspect to be the weirdest thing I’ll hear all week:
Actually, not that weird at all. RZA takes Alt-J’s much better original and strips it away, cutting it up with glitchy grasshopper percussion and a slightly reggae vibe. The result is a decent play on the more straightforward original, but nothing to go on a samurai rampage and kill a bunch of gangsters over.