Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from The Softest Touch by Sons of Armageddon, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

The Softest Touch

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

When a group has a name like Sons of Armageddon, one is inclined to expect something extreme — perhaps death metal/black metal, perhaps industrial rock, perhaps hardcore or metalcore. But Softest Touch is none of those things, and it isn't extreme — quirky and eccentric, but not extreme. Softest Touch is best described as an electronica disc that is mindful of jazz, funk, hip-hop and dub as well as world music. In terms of influences, Sons of Armageddon are all over the place. Bill Laswell is a strong influence, as is reggae instrumentalist Augustus Pablo — and Kirk Knuffke's trumpet solos show a strong awareness of jazz improvisers like Miles Davis, Eddie Henderson and Mark Isham. That isn't to say that Softest Touch is jazz per se, but jazz is definitely an influence on this 2004 release — which includes some sampled vocals but is essentially an instrumental CD. When a sampled vocal is incorporated into the mix, it is really an afterthought; Softest Touch is, without question, an instrumental project first and foremost. These days, electronica is moving in a variety of directions; electronica can be anything from the most harsh and abrasive techno to chillout and downtempo productions that are lush, smooth, dreamy and ethereal. But Softest Touch is neither abrasive nor silky; rather, Sons of Armageddon favor a spacy, mysterious, trippy sort of club vibe — they thrive on funky eccentricity, and it serves them well more often than not. This CD isn't perfect — some of the grooves hold up better than others — but overall, Softest Touch is a creative success and paints an attractive picture of Sons of Armageddon.

The Softest Touch, Sons of Armageddon
View in iTunes
  • $7.92
  • Genres: Electronic, Music
  • Released: Oct 26, 2004

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.