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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 the 20 tracks here himself, but the appearances of 3 of the finest modern leftfeild emcees shine. Slug drops in on I'll Be OK, powerd by a blusey harmonica melody, Dose One is his usal incomprehensible self for the sinester duet Drawbridge and Vast Aire (on Attention Span) can never be less than godlike. Other standouts are Skip Town, the first track by an American emcee to sucessfuly meld hiphop and reggae (us Brits do it all the time: check Roots Manuva) and the strange, ghostly Garbage. So if you dig Labour Days (and who doesn't?) check this: the origin of a modern rap legend.
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not what I was expecting, 17 Jun. 2004
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Je Nash "thomasnash2" (Cambridge) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Float (Audio CD)
Possibly because of it being his first album, and earlier in the stage of Aes Rock and Blockhead (Aesop Rock's main producer), this album is a lot more disjointed than the apocalyptically fantastic "Labor Days". The MC'ing is,for the most part, a lot more listless and monotone than more recent realeases. The beats are slightly choppy and can become grating. That said, without listening too closely, I really enjoy this album. The collaborations with Slug and Doseone are dope, and Aes' lyricism is as abstractly mind bending as ever. If you've never heard Aes Rock before, you'd be best advised to buy Labhor Days or the Daylight EP first, but if you've heard some of his more recent stuff, there are much worse CDs to waste money on.
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars genius, 6 May 2001
This review is from: Float (Audio CD)
if you like hip hop music weird, this is for you. experimental and unique, no two tracks sound the same. buy it!!!
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