“The Unintended Consequences of Time Travel” by MDK FLA is an experimental and genre-blending album that explores time travel and the internet mystery surrounding John Titor. It inspires listeners to expand their musical horizons, think differently about time and personal responsibility, and be more open-minded.
Fort Myers-based musician Matthew Cobis, who is also known by the moniker MDK FLA, has unveiled a concept album that takes its listeners on an enthralling expedition through the intricacies of time and space. The album features a diverse array of tracks, including “Enough,” “Not Done With You,” and “Savage,” and merges different genres such as hip-hop, rock, and dance, to name a few. Entitled “The Unintended Consequences of Time Travel,” the album, released on November 21, 2021, centers around the theme of time travel and delves into the John Titor enigma, an internet mystery purported to be a time traveler from the future who aimed to avert a catastrophic nuclear holocaust. With previous albums, “Blackstar” and “Elixir,” receiving critical acclaim in 2022, MDK FLA‘s music has been featured on numerous occasions, consolidating the artist’s position as an exceptional talent in the contemporary music scene.
The album’s first track, “Enough,” sets the tone for the rest of the album with its dark and heavy vibes, reminiscent of rock legends like Rage Against The Machine, Korn, and Slipknot. The fusion of rock inspiration, from metal guitar riffs to heavy rock strums and hard rock drumming patterns, makes this track a powerful opener.
“Ancestor Worship,” the album’s second track, is a standout with its funky basslines and a lead guitar that trick listeners into thinking that the key to the portal is folk rock, but the heavy autotuned, robotic vocals whisk the listener into space, creating a hypnotic piece with influences of Middle Eastern sitar-sounding strings and vocals.
The album’s third track, “Not Done With You,” continues with a funk feel, featuring hip-hop percussion and female vocals that offer a pop-based sound. The track defies gravity and is a standout piece for pop lovers.
The album’s fourth track, “Devastation,” brings EDM into the mix, with slow and melodic lead synths and a subtle kick carrying the heavily delayed vocals. By employing samples from the identical vocalist as the preceding track, the production achieves both consistency and distinctiveness.
“Savage,” the fifth track of the album, introduces us to the second phase of the album. This track takes us back into hip-hop with scattered trap percussion loops and dark synths, featuring female rap vocals that offer something thought-provoking for listeners.
“John Titor,” the sixth track of the album, is an interesting production that explores the internet mystery surrounding John Titor, the time traveler. The experimental synths, country/folktronica, and classic rock blend together to create a spectacular concept piece that embeds the world in one smooth swoop.
“StarForm – Instrumental Version,” the seventh track of “The Unintended Consequences of Time Travel,” album. This track has all the markings of a club banger, blending techno with drum and bass and creating a hypnotic drive with the velocity of the piece.
“Unabated,” the eighth track of the album, is old-school post-punk with a mix of London accents and American hip-hop, blending influences from Linkin Park, The Smiths, and beyond. It’s a brilliant track with a cool sound.
“Vamp” is the ninth track. This penultimate piece brings acoustic dream pop guitar plucks to the forefront of its sound and develops into an ambient electronic piece that brings a sense of calm to the end of the project.
“Not Done With You—Extended Version” The final track of the project includes an additional 30 seconds to the already super cool track, providing us with more time to appreciate it. This exceptional track is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on listeners.
I highly recommend that people give “The Unintended Consequences of Time Travel” by MDK FLA a chance. MDK FLA‘s ability to merge different genres and themes into a captivating and coherent album is truly impressive. “The Unintended Consequences of Time Travel” takes listeners on a thrilling journey through time and space that will leave them wanting more. The artist’s unique approach to music and exploration of diverse themes make this album an exceptional listening experience. It’s an ideal choice for fans of experimental and genre-blending music, and I’m confident that it will live up to expectations. So, grab your headphones, unwind, and let MDK FLA lead you on an amazing expedition through time and space with “The Unintended Consequences of Time Travel.”
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