I, myself am especially fond of the majority of the artists representing the def jux camp; in particular artists such as el-p, cannibal ox, mr lif, etc. so was madd excited at the release of this collection, especially as atoms family featured aswell (a group complied of cannibal ox, alaska, wind & breeze, etc).
However, that eerie futuristic style that is epitomized by almost every def jux release has been taken to an annoyingly cacophonic level. A number of the hooks are actually sung by some irritatting robotic sounding computer itself. I enjoyed greatly the company flow presents....def jux volume 1 release, which showcased splendidly the def jux roster.
This album however seems as if the artists just threw together some venemous, computer processed track, for the sake of getting their names on the album. A fine example of this is in the track titled 'paper mache' by masai bey, which would make a distinguished sound track to un-bearable nightmare.
However, the album has it's highlights, namely the instrumental track by RJD2. El-p also resurects the album substantially with 'the stepfather factory', which is a relatively ardent track for the notoriously noxious def jux camp.
This album does not live up to the heightly standards set by def juxes pioneers namely can ox, el-p, mr lif, aesop rock, or even def jux presents... volume 1. However, if you rejoice at every def jux release, it's probably worth it for the el-p and RJD2 tracks........peace!