An experimental excursion into darker depths of jungle-dub>>
maxheaddrone | Charlotte, N.C. United States | 02/24/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'll be the first to admit I bought this album because I'm a sick Antipop Consortium fanatic, and when they first disbanded I blindly grabbed up anything I could find that might include any unreleased, non-album Consortium material (i.e. Infesticons/ Constant Elevation/ Isolationists/ various 12"). I mean, I own a few Bill Laswell projects that are classics for sure (w/Jah Wobble,w/Atom Heart, and his Miles Davis rmxs), but I don't know him well enough to suggest this album for true Laswell fans. There are a couple of tracks w/Buckethead that I CAN say Laswell/Bucket fans would both enjoy, and most of the tracks are very jungle-dub/ambient oriented; spacey keys, quick snares, low rolling baslines, revrbed trumpets, you know the science.
The Antipop MCs (Beans,Priest,Saayid) do appear on two tracks, one verse to each MC on each track. For me the 2 trks were worth the used price, but didn't make the entire album worth it's full price overall. There may be some Laswell fans that despise this release for the opposite reason, because he chose to collaborate with poets, when his excursions have been mostly instrumental, and, for the most part, well--ambient.
So, all in all, to convey this review's indirect, twisted message: If you're a big Antipop fan, and are willing to experiment with some jazzy-jungle-dub-breaks, or if you're a chillin Dubster who's willing to take a chance on some abstact-impressionist mic-controllers this is a release you may want to 'experiment' with.."
It strongly reminds me Ki-Oku (DJ Krush and Toshinori Kondo)
George Adamopoulos | Agia Paraskevi, Athens Greece | 06/28/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well if you follow all my reviews, you'll see that I am no music expert. Usually I listen to the music while programming. Actually this is what I am supposed to do right now. Only its only hours since I bought the CD, and this is my first time listening. It strongly reminds me Ki-Oku (DJ Krush and Toshinori Kondo). Maybe its because Toshinori Kondo is in this record too. I simply find Points of Order better than Ki-Oku."