Some Water and Sun
John Hughes III is obviously obsessed with the subtleties of nature. How else could one explain the blood-and-bones samples on his Slicker albums -- where he reduced the human voice to beats, and jazz players to zoo escapees -- or Some Water and Sun, a collaboration with Shin "Spanova" Tasaki that sounds like an earth science film tweaked by Timbaland? All My Friends Have to Go even has a sputtering geyser of a love song ("Watering") that's literally about a woman watching a man as he waters his garden. It all works wonderfully, though, as a certified organic experience that'll have you reaching for a bottle of lotion and a boombox in no time.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene with music features, additional online music listings and show picks. We'll also send special ticket offers and music promotions available only to our Music Newsletter subscribers.