Yesterday, AK (best known as one half of The Underachievers) released his solo tapeÂ Blessings In The Gray. Among the well-curated mix of nine tracks was "Times Change," a highlight of the tape.
Though most instrumentals on the project were concocted with either smokey jazz keys, mellotron or both, "Times Change" stands out for the sterling melody it provides: a tinkling, ascending pentatonic scale that recalls vintage kung-fu flicks. However, unlike the compositions of RZA, which also draw inspiration from that source, it's uplifting and mind-expanding rather than harrowing and eerie. The perfect backing to more of AK's musings on his third eye.
Hard to maintain when your friends go and drive you insane
Times change, no time for pawns, we the Gods man