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Exactly what you want it to be...
on 31 May 2011
I've anticipated this album since I first heard 'Dolami', and discovered various Sebastian tracks off the back of a new-found penchant for the Ed Banger label's particular flavour of electro-filth. I was hoping for an album of cut-up, heavily synthesized electro-house, featuring Sebastian's trademark splicing of samples and beats to create pounding tracks of the funkiest electro since Justice's 'Genesis', and I haven't been disappointed. Particular highlights are 'Kindercut', which most closely resembles Sebastian's 'Walkman' - in all the right ways. The synth-harpsichord delight of 'Tetra' wouldn't sound out of place on Justice's 'Planisphere' of a few years ago and testaments the two artist's shared Ed Banger heritage. 'Yes' introduces some welcome emotion into the mixture of off beats and slapped baselines and provides a closing highlight which warrants frequent use of the 'repeat' button. Tracks 'Ross Ross Ross', 'Motor' and 'Doggg' are subtly remixed versions of previous Sebastian tracks and serve as reminders of his earlier work and contrast nicely to the funkier, more light-hearted efforts of 'Embody' and 'Arabest'.
I fail to see how any existing fan could be disappointed with this first full-length offering from Sebastian; he hasn't tempered his uniquely funky and gritty tone remotely and he's added a breadth of styles, sounds a moods to his music which creates a rounded album which should attract a raft of new listeners whilst satisfying his existing admirers. It's everything I'd hoped for.
Advice: play it in your car and crank it up as loud as you possibly can. Enjoy.