Boomkat Product Review:
'This Is Not A Record' is the title. OK so we've been heated for this for the last year over three classic 12"s which were/are the best thing to happen to french hip-hop since ever!!!! Twelve tracks make up the full length experience spilt evenly between new cuts and best from the 12"s. Some highlights, Abba on the Paris Underground anthem ‘Pollutions’, Company Flow’s off centre b-boy abstraction on ‘Subway’, the noise of footsteps in the snow sampled on ‘Danser’, Autechre’s electronic-rigour on ‘En Soulevent Le Couvercle’, the twisted logic of David Lynch on ‘Reconstitution’‚ and straight-up anti-cool-rich-kids satire on ‘Pauvres Riches’. Bonus treat for completists is Dose one's guest flash and production from DJ Vadim, ‘Ceci N’est Pas Un Disque’‚ is funny, sick, serious, heartfelt, kitsch, abstract, bumping, internationalist and very, very French all at the same time, with enough ideas to shame those who think hip hop has said all it can say. Burning hot.