Boots – Aquaria (2015) [Qobuz 24-96]

Boots – Aquaria (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:38:26 minutes | 806 MB | Genre: indie
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Artwork: Front cover | © Columbia

Aquaria is the full-length debut from the producer best known for his work with Beyoncé. It’s hollowly explosive and impeccably engineered, but Boots remains in his own shadow, his own music eclipsed by his production work. Aquaria itself is a rock album cumulatively – its soul is Mad Max and Jesus’ Son, as if someone pushed Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead underwater and made them kiss – but Boots’s primary instinct is genre agnosticism. This is an enormous benefit to the artists who work with him, but it’s often a detriment when he’s left alone.