Boomkat Product Review:
'Nostaligialator' (dodgy title) is Mike Ladd's new album for K7. Eleven tracks of wayward hip hop hugging outside flavors such as emo-pop, gutter rock, poetical balladry and glam electro. The opening cut 'Dire Straits Play Nuremberg' go eh?!? hits shouty agro pop with right on political comment. 'Off To Mars?' pleading vocals over trip hop with live instrumentation (nice horns). Outrageously eclectic without really hitting any bullseye's. It's as far off hip hop as recent Anticon (aka Why? and Passage). Though where they wander off into whinging diy indie pop Ladd chooses a pompous avenue of plagiarism and other bewildering musical influences. Peep the samples and check it yourself but I'm going to stick with 'Welcome To The Afterfuture'.