Definitive Jux proudly presents The Horror a DOUBLE CD PACK. The follow up multi-media companion to Rjd2s smash 2002 release Deadringer album
DISC 1: A full length masterpiece of b-sides, out-takes, remixes & exclusives included the BRAND NEW UNRELEASED track "Sell the World". The title track is "The Horror", features a new "Ghostwriter remix", and the "Final Frontier Remix", which co-stars Def-Jukie thrillers Aesop Rock, Vast Aire (Can OX), MURS and Blueprint.
DISC 2: Jam packed enhanced disc 2 that presents RJ in 3-D, featuring exclusive live DJ sets at the Beta Lounge in SF (from the upcoming DVD) and at The Bowery Ballroom, plus bonus footage of RJ working the wheels for co-stars El-P, Aesop Rock and MURS; a sneak peak behind the scenes of the making of the Rjd2 thriller music video for "The Horror"; plus the Norman Bates (aka RJD2) photo album and a whole lot more.
is the second album from the highly original RJD2. In contrast to much of the testosterone-loaded Definitive Jux camp, RJD2 has always seemed a man apart with his intricate, almost delicate sound collages. When his Dead Ringer
appeared in 2002, many championed RJ as a rival to DJ Shadow
as hip-hop's premier instrumentalist, and his ability to manipulate moods through music suggests that RJ is more than another introverted beat-maker stuck inside a bedroom. The Horror
expands on RJ's previous work with revisits to some Dead Ringer
favourites such as the funkalicious "Let the Good Times Roll" and dramatic, campy title track. He retunes his own material to impressive effect on the remix for "Ghostwriter", but entirely new songs such as the soulful, melancholy "Sell the World" are most interesting as RJ nimbly stitches together threads and loops of found sound into sublime new compositions. The bonus disc in this set includes live concert footage as well as the animated video for "The Horror". --Oliver Wang