Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (14 of 19)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,987,570 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 19
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "So I heard y'all wanna float...", 14 Mar 2003
Yea, this record is, um, challenging to find, but worth the efort. This is an awesom album, posibly the equal of CoFlow's Funcrusher Plus. First up Aseop is an amazing emcee. He can paint dense vistas(6B Panorama-"I was sitting on my fire-escape and I saaaaaw..." clasic.) and spit abstract battle rhymes in equal measure, all delivered in his inimitable drawl. Aesop's lyrical skills form a symbiosis with producer Blockhead's beats. Blockhead's prodution technique is pretty easy to explain: strong baseline with plenty of strings,guitars,sitars, and synth notes. This works perfectly each track, providing a canvass for Aesop's rhymes without faling into the background. Aesop holds down 17 of… Read more
Sakura ~ Susumu Yokota
Sakura ~ Susumu Yokota
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius? Yea..., 28 Jan 2003
Sakura means cherry blossom, which is cool because this album sounds kinda like ambient Aphex doing tai chi in a Japanese park. Susumu uses layers of synth tones+drones alongside a variety of sounds, including what sounds like a super-reverbed electric guitar, to create a organic landscape that you can get lost in for hours. This is one of the best ambient albums you can exchange money for.
Happiness ~ Fridge
Happiness ~ Fridge
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars post rocks not dead!, 24 Jan 2003
I like Fridge. Its why I gave them 4 stars. Happiness can sound like Slint-in-the-sunshine (on Four Five Child Voice) and a subteraine mine where robots work (on Sample and clicks) You wont realy hear anything new here if you already dig Tortoise and Japanese eletronica, but you should get this album anyway.

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