Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - "The First Time"
It's been more than a year since Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's Surf made its debut. As with any album, there were plenty of songs left on the cutting room floor that usually never see the light of day. Donnie Trumpet bucked convention, however, when he combined the scraps into a ten-minute mix.
There are unreleased verses from Chance, some excellent trumpet licks, and plenty of heavenly vibes. It's also useful as a measuring stick against Coloring Book—listening back to "The First Time," the differences in tone and style are immediately apparent. Surf is a concept album through and through, a stylistic moment in time we probably won't see again in Chance's discography.—Graham