Release Date: Feb 20, 2007
Record label: Virgin
Genre(s): Indie, Rap
Continuing his practice of combining elements from multiple genres into something new and unique, Kevin Brereton, better known as k-os, reaches even further past his usual suspects on his third studio release, Atlantis: Hymns for Disco. He takes staples of hip-hop, reggae, and soul but adds to them hints of rock, blues, and punk. This ambitious use of resources and influences could very easily end up creating an album that sounded severely disjointed, even incoherent, but k-os is able to make something that, despite the diversity between tracks, works very much as a whole.
ACanadian Jehovah's Witness who apologises to God for "bending laws of morality for the sake of attention and communication", Kheaven "k-os" Brereton is not your average rhymesmith. His ambition reaches full bloom on his third album, a messy, questing record steeped in jazz, reggae, rock and patchouli philosophy. Like other blueprint-shredding hip-hop records, including Cee-Lo Green and his Perfect Imperfections and Common's Electric Circus, the thirst for change is thrilling but the results spotty.