Earthology finds the brothers infusing their raw soul funk with musical traditions that span the globe. to achieve the unique Earthology sound, the brothers employed an array of instruments and put in a dizzying amount of research: traveling the world, joining different bands and ethnic performing ensembles, amassing and absorbing field recordings, trawling used record bins for lost examples of global psychedelic-fusion, over a period spanning some 15 years. like 'in the raw', this is grounded by the raw soul band's building blocks of drums, guitar, bass, keys and horns, but it is also augmented by such exotic instruments as gongs and flutes from asia, xylophones and string instruments from africa, and central american percussion. the use of african polyrhythms now seems commonplace on a funk or psych album; arabic rhythmical structures, african pentatonic scales and oriental modes do not. the whitefield brothers, and a multitude of guests ranging from vocalists edan, mr lif, bajka, percee p and med to musicians from antibalas, el michels affair, quantic and the dap-kings, set these elements in a modern context and, over the course of 13 dense tracks, blend them with the fierce funk their fans have grown to love.