Boomkat Product Review:
Beans, Mr. Earl Blaize, The High Priest and M.Sayyid lay down flaming entrails which burn up all those wannabe avant/leftfield emcee's lurking round the corner. The album starts in a highly bizarre fashion with cross channel abrasive distortion and electronic interference. Then, bammm/boom/crash!! 'Bubblz' the Anti having fun with old school styles quoting "got a problem that I can't fix, then just deal with it" then it breaks into heavy live timbales from Blaize and conga's, plus moog bass rumblings. Pure science. The ping of the ping starts 'Ping Pong' (funnily enough) with "two shakes of a scary spice" they rap you inside out with the best table tennis sample since the Beastie's '3 Minute Rule'. 'Dead In Motion' drops firefly percussion evoking Kraftwerk's 'Numbers' before the heaviness increases, "more fire, more fire" lyrics lyrics lyrics!! Truly every track deserves your fullest attention, this will be my favourite album of 2002, no doubt, so indulge me. 'Mega' flows like a drunken cripple, freestyle keyboard runs like an old man with arthritis, check the mad vocal section with guest vocal star Nedelka Prescod going lo-class opera then Earl rap's onward over fake applause, animal noises and cars crashing. Earl Blaize shines on the solo joint 'Silver Heat' sounding like Antipop timewarped into De La's 3 Feet High and Rising, joyous fun and check the jazz-scat.. 'EKG' threatens a dancefloor invasion before it crumbles away at 00:29. 2 up's the bpm's with broken up beats, a female chanting "tonight, allright" the guy's excelling on the fast lick tip surely the ultimate contradiction for four guys who call themselves Antipop. 'We Kill Soap Scum' drops lyrics like "I sway to rhythm like a one legged tap dancer in a drunken ballet", nuff said classic APC brainabstract. 'Z ST' drop's the nightmare copdrugbustlovetwist rhyme, "schemes are not always what the seem" they lament on the outro. 'Traum' gets the classic Antipop verbalistic twists in full effect, pure genius hip hop that no one can resisssttt even when the beat seems to want to implode over trapped angels stuck in the sampler. High Priest pushing the levels in subtle distortion, his debut LP will be something to behold. 'Tron Man Speaks' is one of the best and strangest skits ever. 'Focused' is full crew effect mode, rapping like they are all tired and sleepy conveying a perfect hip hop dreamlike state, the lyrics are killer and very very funny. Ending the album - 'Human Shield' finds APC in full headbop explosion mode, heavy rockin' style. So as Earl Blaize says "obviously you're not stingy with stupidity" so buy this.