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USSR: The Art Of Listening [CD]

DJ Vadim Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (23 Sep 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ninja Tune
  • ASIN: B00006B14Y
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 89,793 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Till Suns In Your Eyes feat. Moshun Man
2. Its On feat. Vakill
3. She Who Is Tested feat. Yarah Bravo
4. Combustible feat. Gift Of Gab
5. Ghetto Rebels feat. Phi Life Cypher
6. Revelations Well Expanded feat. Kela & Ulzula Dudziak
7. The Harp Song (Part 2)
8. The Pacifist feat. Yarah Bravo
9. In Control Vol 3 feat. Dj Plus One
10. Taa Fun Aiye feat. Ade Soma & Gruff (Sfa)
11. Who Me feat. Demolition Man
12. Something To Feel? feat. Task Force
13. L'art D'ecouter feat. Ttc
14. That Which Is Coming feat. Revd Clevie Brown
15. Edie Brikell feat. Slug

Product Description

Shuffle up, Roots Manuva: on USSR: The Art Of Listening, Russian-born trickster turntablist DJ Vadim encapsulates the ethic of leftfield hip-hop imprint Ninja Tune with a skill that leaves all but the brightest of his contemporaries in the shade. The public-service-announcement-style introduction to the opening "Till Suns In Your Eye" might announce that "Listening to music while stoned is a whole new world", but this no pastel-shaded chill-out sound: Vadim's production vibrates with sharp, often hilarious detail, absurd sounds and baroque instruments--baritone sax, fingerpicked harp, keening violin--wriggling like maggots through a stable hip-hop framework of beats and breaks. "Ghetto Rebels" throws a surrealist spin on the concept of street-level rhyming, the grind of a pneumatic drill backing Phil Life Cypher's comically childish rebellion rhymes. And on "Taa Fun Aiye", the presence of Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys--here guesting on guitar--is a big Welsh signpost to this record's boundary-bending eclecticism. Despite the fact it leans heavily on an ever-shifting line-up of special guests, The Art of Listening is never over-egged. Quite the opposite, in fact: Vadim has crafted an intelligent and spacious hip-hop album, as streetwise as it is brainy. --Louis Pattison

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5.0 out of 5 stars Vadim at his finest!!! 26 Jun 2005
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Format:Audio CD
The beats on this album do not get any tighter. Vadims production alongside an excellent selection of both artists and instruments from around the world means this is an album not to be slept on.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gems from Russia 3 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
USSR: The Art Of Listening is definitly worth a listen. Created by the russian Turntable magician DJ Vadim, and featuring such prominent artists such as Gift Of Gab (of Blackalicious fame) and Slug (member of the Rhymesayers, and MC in the innovative group, Atmosphere) among many others, the qualities of this album should be apparent to everyone, to say the least.
Vadim's production is always spot on, and songs like, "It's on" (feat. Vakill) and "Ghetto Rebels" (feat. Phi Life Cypher) are perfect examples of the quality of this album.
Admitted, there is indeed a few songs on the album which aren't hugely interesting. "The Pacifist" sounds like his previous effort, "Your Revolution", without even managing to catch the brilliance of the latter. In fact, it might even come off as a bit whiny for a hiphop head like me. But having said that, I would really like to stress the fact that this cd, USSR: The Art Of Listening, is worth a buy.
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