Boomkat Product Review:
The heirs apparent to the dark, instrumental Hip Hop throne drop a heavyweight album of sampledelic beat works. Fair to say, chunky drum breaks aren't exactly fashionable right now, but when they're done with the same kind of dirt and integrity as Parallel Thought they're still kinda hard to ignore. Not since the heyday of DJ Shadow or the highpoints of Sixtoo have overdriven, MPC-carved drums sounded this crushing and cinematic, and with the lack of titular references or even background info on the project, the emphasis is really placed on the narrative power of well deployed beat-breaking and evocatively noirish atmospheres to fill in the picture. If you always wanted Madlib to go a few shades darker, wondered what DJ Shadow would sound like if he hadn't fallen off hard, or wanted Demdike Stare to indulge their Hip Hop side, this is a must check album.