Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cut Chemist - The Audience's Listening (CD, 2006)

I'm not a huge fan of "turntablism," (though that's probably not technically what this is) but I read some good things about this record, and when I found it misplaced on the three dollar shelf at Ranch Records last year, I figured I'd give it a shot.

I've only listened to it a few times, because I apparently have a hard time getting into this sort of hip hop instrumental stuff, even though there are some lyrics on this one. Musically, it's pretty impressive, and I know that I need to give it more time to grow on me. It's jagged, and I think the intention is to be a bit challenging to the listener. Fine by me, except when I feel like bumping something that holds a sequence for more than 15 seconds.

But that's me, I'm finicky and intentionally hard to please. But as I sit here listening to this, I realize I don't dislike it all. I just really haven't given it all (and there is a lot) a chance to properly sink in.


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