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

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.