Boomkat Product Review:
Alongside his like minded artist friends D-Styles and Ricci Rucker, Mike Boo is shaking up the scratch composition scene. With Ricci Rucker, Mike delivered what upto that point was the definitive statement 'Scetchbook' from 2002, an album that even today I still can't quite fully comprehend. Now in 2005 Ricci has already brought us the future classic 'Fuga' and now we have Mike's solo joint. A ten track suite of dusted future blues, again blurred lines between straight sampled and scratched, looped, layered music making evoking a mood similar to the Express Rising album on Memphix. A wide range of emotions hit you while listening to this album - peaceful contemplation, noir'esque fear of the unknown, through ancient blues, righteous modal jazz and spaced low down funk - a deep chilled mellow trip. This album would make an excellent surrogate soundtrack to many thoughtful movies, instantly coming to mind is 'The Hired Hand', check the windswept 'Resolution', incredibly haunting music. 'Laid in Soyetyland' brings to mind Yusef Lateef's 'Eastern Sounds' album. If DJ Shadow became more introspective rather than bombastic after his early singles then he may well have made an album like this one, but he didn't which gives you even more reason to check out this awe inspiring album now. A behemoth sized recommendation.