Boomkat Product Review:
Themselves, formerly Them, are of course Dose One and Jel, the former a nowhere man out to make the world small and his neuroses something lovely, an artist free of form and slave to his own scatterbrained genius; the latter the drum machine's premier musician, whose distinct few-bit sound and rhythmic sensibilities get him coveted by vocalists and MCs far and wide. “Them” was originally released as a self-titled album by Them in May of 2000 when little about Anticon was known or understood; the record went out of print about a year after its release. For many, this album introduced the ground-breaking, genre-defying madness of the duo. Jel's distinct beat programming naturally facilitates Doseone's surreal vocals, evoking another world entirely. The record is a funhouse ride turned ugly -- through childlike daydreams and social rants, to hip hop bravado and just outright strangeness. Next re-issue from the classic trio of albums is Sole's 'Bottle Of Humans'.