Wood Ox is a captivating fusion of blistering beats and live instrumentation by the husband and wife duo Anthony and Sumandhi Fox. The group delivers sparkling hip hop and electronic productions paired with a variety of instruments such as U-Bass, drum kit and viola. Wood Ox explores the nexus of rhythm-heavy genres such as 90s hip hop, jazz, world music and more to bring audiences into an elevated yet deep-down funky state.
Imaginary Throne is an eclectic amalgamation of future funk, Dilla-esque instrumentals and experimental electronic compositions which spans the spectrum of Wood Ox’s creative output since their previous release Uncharted Territory. Analogue synth is the thread of continuity which ties the pieces together into a cohesive collection, while other tracks feature smoldering guitar licks and harmonized vocals. Ranging from early Soulection style vibes to Funkadelic-inspired grooves, the album covers a lot of sonic territory, including a house-inspired jam that gives way to a synthed-out trap chorus. Throughout the sonic journey, however, Wood Ox hold true to their instrumental hip hop roots, delivering a memorable experiences which pushes the boundaries of the genre.