Boomkat Product Review:
Important news emanating from False Tuned / Basic Channel : Tikiman, its founder, will release and perform in future under his given name Paul St. Hilaire - to ban finally all claims on trademarks. And with "unspecified" the artist formerly known as tikiman [T.A.F.K.A.T ] presents his first full length album, after recording and touring as the vocal frontman for the ever engrossing Rhythm & Sound crew together with that timeless Basic Channel production. Eleven tunes are gathered here: deep and vibrant, tracks drawn out of the singular fusion of roots reggae and dub with elements of the experimental that have become the characteristic of the promising berlin record smithy. The tones of the artist’s carribean home island Dominica softens the urban edge . At the centre of each tune, the unique voice of Paul St. Hilaire talks to us about the up and downs of our private lives and our all-encompassing involvement in world politics. Poetic and political at the same time "unspecified" is committed to the caribbean tradition of handmade, human and spiritual music. This cd opens up a window to the reggae of tomorrow.