Quality instrumental selection and lively production characterize the soulful Trip Hop LP ‘Desert Man’ the latest album from Akshin Alizadeh on Cold Busted. ‘Esperanza’ begins the album with a blissful bang, the acoustic guitar is classical and suave accentuated by a booming kick and sub bass, resonating trumpet and fresh sampling, an exquisite tune. ‘Don’t Mess With Me’ featuring Rasmina follows with funky guitar riffs, an easygoing snare, the feel and vocals clear, sensual and unique with jazzy flute and horn. ‘Woman’ starts leisurely and sweet with soulful rhythm in piano, a kick drum, a flirty, playful sliding trumpet and funky samples aptly chopped and repeated. ‘New Old Days’ is a warm tune with beckoning guitar, reggae influence and more soulful organ notes, really nice and peaceful. ‘Desert Man’ captures beautiful shades, a gentle guitar and round bass caressing waves that progress into a gentle beat, sax riffs and piano keys soulfully playing melodies. Vivacious, fun and striking ‘Desert Man’ is a solid album that is sizzling, spirited and uplifting.