Boomkat Product Review:
Skam spark off the second set of collaborative tracks between NHK's Kouhei Matsunaga aka Koyxen and marble-mouthed maverick MC Sensational following their debut for Wordsound in 2006. The pair have credentials like few others, counting collaborations with the Jungle Brothers, Mika Vainio, Merzbow and Madteo on their respective CVs, making for the most engaging marriage of styles on their self-titled sophomore effort. Created and recorded in Berlin, Osaka, Japan, and Brooklyn, NYC in 2009-2010, the beats are strictly top drawer business, Kouhei dropping his more f**ked-up or avant-garde inclinations to keep the flow dope and carefully controlled for Sensational's disjointed verbal acrobatics, the two gelling like concrete powder and water. This is surely one of the more interesting electronic HipHop albums we've heard in recent years. Recommended.