Boomkat Product Review:
This is one of those rare albums that comes along every so often, changes the rules, works from start to finish and ends up paving the way for countless immitators and generic plagarists. The process itself is an ode to technology : files exchanged, reworked and passed on across 3 MC's (Breaff, Dream and Non) spread across Chicago, Atlanta and L.A, and 2 producers (the brothers Funcken, better known as Funckarma) nestled in the Netherlands - emailed, downloaded, re-shaped, manipulated, cut-up, chewed up and spat out with absolute killer control and self assurance. The result is something which defies categorisation - it's hip hop certainly, the production is deeply electronic - but there are no pretentious conceits or pointless edits. Everything works, every note, beat, effect, splice-up, distortion, every word serving a purpose. Unlike Prefuse and his countless peers, the idea isn't to re-model hip hop into a pallatable electronic form, nor is there any pretence that this is a straight up b-boy selection. Instead the focus is on absolute depth and devastation at every turn - the bass always wobbling depper and deeper, the vocals transposed with a rough-edged vulnerability that rings true regardless of the venom or pensiveness with which its delivered. It's an album that sounds like it was constructed over many years huddled in a studio together, it defies belief that what you're listening to was pieced together as a patchwork of downloaded files, isolated vocals and widespread ideas - you will hear few albums as coherent or as organically evolved as this. In short - we implore you, whatever music it is that you like - buy this immediately and watch it grow. Stunning.