If you're after something hip-hop-y, you're probably feel a little off-target with this fella - so don't necessarily pick it out on the strength of the 'what other people bought' thing... But, if you like Mr Scruff's more 70s electronic sounds, you'll like it. If you're looking for a trippy, sometimes-harsh-yet-ultimately-downbeat type of thing, you'll like it. It's electronic, and no mistake.
After the many listenings of this album, I am *still* truely astounded. Does this album fit into any Genre neatly. I think not! The album conjures up one word, experimentation. Experimentation, in beats, synths, scratching you name it. Mr. Smithson's hip-hop background certainly shows, but it doesn't hold him back in anyway. Highlights in this album are, Initial Problem, with it's energetic and interupted latin beats, Habib with it's pounding rhythm and funky slap-bass and Frambuesa's contradiction of frantic syncopated beats and lazy bassline. This album is an enigma, but the good kind!
This is fantastic genre-defying electronic music. It's not quite breakbeat, not quite electronica, not quite trip-hop, but better than all of them put together. It encompasses funky basslines and piano leads with tight, chopped-up beats. his style is similar to only one person; Domu. Riton delivers a slice of sublime beat-based music that ranges from the hip-hop tinted 'Put That On My Momma' to the dark and cinematic 'Hungry Ghost.' A must for all fans of chopped up beats.