This album is one of those jamboree sessions, where a producer hijacks a studio and invites his alltime favorites to come play. Hal Willner, for instance, has being at it for years (I'd recommend his 'Weird Nightmare' tribute to Mingus). There's the Buena Vista Social Club, too. The thing is, the approach tends to work, the eclectic mix of masters spark off each other and the tunes they bounce about. The Detroit Experiment works, the musical glue being an apoxy of Detroit Sounds (Jazz, blues, funk, house, hiphop). Carl Craig has allowed his studio-rent party enough free will to come on fresh and unabashed, but one suspects the resultant tapes were wayward. But, Mr Craig has cut and pasted, done the full Bonsai, on those DATs and crafted a deft album of immaculate Detroit noise. Motor City's beat-bop is driven, it vibrates and hums like gigantic alternator, it is electric, but it's a tangy as diesel. This is a product of industry, a signifer of all things Detroit, it essense, it's essential. Buy into it.