Boomkat Product Review:
Leaving Records' 1st contributor returns to the label's bosom with a twenty-two track moire of fragmented VHS-beat vignettes. Dakim Saadiq as he's known to the feds (he's not, it just sounds cool) has turned out a number of fuggy beat nuggets since 2009, pruning samples from jazz records, radio, and wherever else and folding them into dusty, oblique MPC constructions bounced to 4-track and a trusty VHS for that extra extra ferric niceness. Track times are short, affording brief glimpses into his Alice-like rabbit-holes of spiked jazz and hip hop psychedelia. That said though, there are a couple of longer, more composed pieces like the syrup-regulated chill of 'Drowse Drive' and a lovely OPN-esque 4th world warp called 'T'ssmolnagst' which drops the beats for six minutes of tessellating synth and gauzy textures.