Boomkat Product Review:
Long-awaited follow-up to Onra's much loved collection of Eastern-sampling HipHop productions. In case you weren't aware, Onra aka Arnaud Bernard has mixed French/Vietnamese heritage, and it was during a trip to Vietnam in the mid '00s when he picked up the crackly vinyl source material for the first batch of beats, spinning exotic pop, folk and classical records into Dilla-esque instrumental gold. There was obviously an abundance of heavy source material, hence this extensive set of 32 beat nuggets, flipping their strange (well, at least to these western ears) tunings and bittersweet melodies into something recalling RZA's legendary 'Ghost Dog' soundtrack or one of Madlib's most potent Medicine Show mixtape sessions. We can safely say we're every bit as enchanted with this one as the last: it's going straight on our smoky-evening-indoors pile.