FAULT Reviews: Kid Cudi – ‘Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon’

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Kid Cudi’s new album, Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, is out now

Last week Scott Mescudi, better know as Kid Cudi, simply tweeted ‘Time to make the world stand still’. Much like the artist himself, it would appear that his latest album,‘Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon’, needed no further introduction. Dropping without any prior notice, the world was and has been treated to a could-be masterpiece album, both in production and lyricism (or lack thereof).

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Kid Cudi and Dot Da Genius on FAULT Issue 10‘s Music section cover. Photo by Michael Casker

From the outset, it is clear Cudi is trying something different with this album. All 10 tracks build and intertwine into one another to take you on a journey within the musician’s creation. Opening track ‘Destination Mother Moon’ doesn’t include any spoken lyrics, but acts as a building block in the narrative for the whole album.

Through the synthesised cosmic sounds of later track ‘Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Now’, Cudi addresses the critics who have attacked his style and criticised his music. Finding no valid reason for their disdain, he delivers a lyrical middle finger to the naysayers and moves on unfazed.

Brooding track entitled ‘Troubled Boy’ concludes the album but little is said. Cudi’s haunting voice groans “No one wants a troubled boy, Leave alone the troubled boy” throughout the track before abruptly ending with “Goodbye”. The silence that follows the closing of the album is just as haunting as the final track preceding it.

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Kid Cudi as featured inside FAULT Issue 10
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‘Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon’, is an exciting album; not only for the great music, but for the door Kid Cudi has opened for other high ranking Hip-Hop artists to try something different musically without sacrificing credibility within the genre.

It’s clear each lyric has fought for its place on this album and where they aren’t needed, they aren’t included. The album is a great addition to the Kid Cudi discography and a wonderful glimpse of things to come from the Ohio rapper.

WORDS: MILES HOLDER

WZRD – Kid Cudi for FAULT Issue 10

FAULT Issue 10’s music cover star Kid Cudi was quite tricky for FAULT writer Ahmed Mori to catch – mostly due to filming commitments for the video of his new single, premiering it on American late night TV and working as a co-director for other video projects. Oh, and apart from all that, Cudi and his band-mate Dot da Genius were also putting the finishing touches on their eponymous album, WZRD.

With their incomparable chemistry and an unlimited reserve of can-do attitude, Cudi & Dot certainly came up with something worth listening to…

" “We’re just risky motherfuckers. That’s how we are by nature,” said Cudi. “We’re bold motherfuckers. It definitely transcends into the music. It’s an attitude. The key is pushing forward. It’s evolution. Changing people’s perspective about how music is supposed to sound." "Photography by Michael Casker

…for the experimental rapper [Cudi], the band WZRD, “Means freedom. Finding that power within yourself, the commander of your own destiny, being a leader, taking shit to another level, elevating your mind and seeing beyond what’s in front of you. It’s not rocket science; it’s a spiritual thing. There is nothing a wizard can’t do. The power is in your hands, literally,” Cudi explains. 

Read the full feature in FAULT Issue ten to find out what WZRD is all about.

Kid Cudi for FAULT Issue 10 – first look

Internationally acclaimed crossover musician Kid Cudi & producing partner Dot Da Genius (who together make up rock group WZRD) cover FAULT Music in Issue 10.

WZRD cover FAULT Music for Issue 10. Photo by Michael Casker; styling by Rachel Eleanor Sutton & Anastasia Kudrashova

WZRD was started by Cudi & Dot in 2010 as a rock band (the name was inspired by Black Sabbath’s track ‘The Wizard’) . After various name changes, the duo released their eponymous debut album in late February 2012. The album peaked at #1 in the US charts and has been receiving rave reviews.

Check out The Dream Time Machine, FAULT’s Favourite track from WZRD:


Final Issue 10 deposit announcement

Issue 10 has now been reduced to £10.50 + P&P for all those who participated in the deposit system!

Thanks to everyone who took part and we hope you enjoy your copy at this lower cost. The deposit system is still open until Monday 7pm GMT/2pm EST/12pm PDT for anyone who has yet to place their deposit and take advantage of the lower price on offer (although we won’t be giving out any more instructions on how to do that – you’ll have to search the site yourself!) but we don’t expect to receive another 500 orders to help bring the price point down an extra £1.50.

With that in mind, please be advised that the likely final price of the issue will be £10.50 + P&P. For currency conversion help, please try a site like www.xe.com . For help with postage costs, please be advised that average standard (i.e: not tracked/express) shipping per copy

…to the UK will be approx. £1.80

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Those who placed deposits will be sent an email during the coming week (starting March 19th) confirming the final price which will include a link to pay the balance for the issue. All copies will be sent out ASAP after the issue is released on 31st March.

How to buy Issue 10 (Adam Lambert cover)

Some people seem to be confused as to how to purchase Issue 10 featuring Adam Lambert, Julia Volkova, Cat Deeley, Kid Cudi et al…

Adam Lambert for FAULT Issue 10

We are running a special offer at the moment for people to place a deposit on their copy and help reduce the overall price of the magazine. For each 500 deposits placed, we reduce their issue price by £1.50. We have now had almost 1500 deposits placed. If we reach that target, all those who placed a deposit will only have to pay £10.50 + P&P for their issue. The deposit is placed by following 3 steps:

1)‘Like’ us on Facebook 2)Click the ‘Issue 10 Special’ tab underneath the header (it’s the one with the star in a box) 3)Click the link provided to place your deposit.

Anyone without Facebook can email us directly for a direct link to pay for your non-refundable deposit. This offer will end on March 19th, after which point everyone who placed their deposit will be emailed with a link allowing them to pay their balance and confirm their order. All orders will be dispatched after the issue is released on March 31st.

For those of you who do not wish to place a deposit for whatever reason, we have now opened sales for pre-orders at our standard issue price of £15 + P&P. And, just for the record, we still deliver worldwide… 😛

FAULT ISSUE 10 LAUNCHED – Place your deposit NOW

We are pleased to announce the launch of FAULT Issue 10the Legacy Issue. To place your deposit and help reduce the overall issue price prior to its release on March 31st, please see here

To go ahead and place your deposit, please click on the cover below:

FAULT Spring cover star Adam Lambert

FAULT Magazine – The Legacy Issue  – proudly presents exclusive shoots and interviews with:

Adam Lambert

Kid Cudi & Dot Da Genius

Cat Deeley

Rico (Zombie Boy)

Band of Skulls

Far East Movement

Phlo Finister

Nada Surf

Sascha Bailey

Ana Araujo

Caleb Landry Jones

Julia Volkova

Plus a FAULTless selection of the best Film, Fashion, Music & Photography from artists forging their legacies in the early part of 2012.

This is your FAULT

FAULT Issue 10 Update

We are delighted to announce that we have reached 800 deposits for Issue 10 in just over 3 weeks. A huge thank you to everyone who has already placed their deposit – this now means that the magazine has been reduced in price by £1.50 to £13.50 + p&p. After another 200 deposits, the price will be further reduced to £12.00 + p&p, and an additional £1.50 will be taken off the issue price for every 500 deposits placed thereafter in accordance with our special price reduction offer.

For those of you awaiting further announcements on the Legacy Issue before placing your deposits, we can officially reveal that the first previews will be released on 2nd March. Throughout March will be showcasing images from exclusive shoots with our cover stars Adam Lambert, Cat Deeley, Kid Cudi and Rick Genest – amongst many others – so keep an eye on the FAULT website and Facebook page for those!

To place your deposit now – and help reduce the price of the issue even further – please follow the steps on our special offer page here.

FAULT Issue 10 – Special offer announced

FAULT is pleased to announce a special offer to mark the launch of our 10th issue, to be released on March 31st.  Although the issue will not be available for regular pre-orders until early March, we will be offering readers the chance to place a deposit for this issue from today. The link for for this deposit is available to all those who ‘like’ the FAULT Facebook page.

For every 500 fans who place a deposit on the issue, we will reduce its price by £1.50, up to a minimum order price of £4.50 (not including P&P). This offer will last until mid-March, thereafter everyone who placed a deposit will be notified of the final price of the issue (with a link to pay the outstanding balance) via email.

*Please note, this offer only applies to single online orders placed through our partners at www.booksmagazinesetc.com . All deposits are non-refundable. Please place 1 deposit per copy you wish to order. Subscribers are not affected by this offer.*

The theme for this Issue is LEGACY and will feature…well, we couldn’t possibly say…!