Boomkat Product Review
This is at least the fourth album from the LA rapper Busdriver, but the first album to have a fair shot of capturing a slice of the avant rap pie, post Clouddead. Last heard (if you we're lucky enough) on the Weather album (Mush) with Radioinactive and Daedelus this album also feels like a continuation of the Awol One & Daddy Kev project 'Slanguage' also on Mush, no surprise then that D-Styles is behind the decks (sickness guaranteed) and the master Daddy Kev is on the boards. For some in the know the wild vocals of Busdriver can grate a little, an epitome of hyperactive rap but here his natural character shines through and the music is amazing. A total avant garde meets modal jazz blast, D-Styles drops some sick routines and the sample based music is the sh*t. Twelve tracks in total with the final inst track 'Staring At The Sun' being the ultimate winner, probably the finest hip hop meets free jazz track yet dropped. Another welcome surprise from Big Dada. Cold check.