‘03 ends powerfully. Kale uses tablas, squealing hooks, and the Madras Chamber Orchestra as building blocks for bone-crunching beats in “GK²”. “Xlao Tshao” by Bushmen of the Kalahari desert, remixed by Holroyd, tumbles and whirls with traditional chants, Caribbean island percussion, and Afro-pop guitars and rhythms, dancing arm-in-arm toward the horizon under a brightly starlit veldt. These tracks, like others, present the sound of the ancient musical world giving birth to the modern.
The initial pressing of ‘03 also include a separate bonus disc of seven Six Degrees tracks never before available on CD.