hiphop for 50 cent haters If you’ve ever found yourself thinking that modern hiphop might be a wonderful genre if it wasn’t so cerebellum-crushingly dumb, materialist and sexist, then dalek just might be the band for you. Previously pioneers of a wall-of-sound style that sounded like My Bloody Valentine growing up in Brooklyn (see their Absence album), Abandoned Languages is by contrast a more sparse and haunting sound, but no less powerful for it. The politically aware vitriol of Dalek’s lyrics remains.I can’t recommend this highly enough. If you like the experimental side of hiphop (El-P, Gang Starr etc), or like me you’re just a rock/indie fan with an open mind, then buy this.
The Future… Ok, so I’m not really a hip hop fan, I’m into stuff like Goats, Pharcyde, N.W.A., Public Enemy, Jurassic 5 and Lil’ Kim (?)… so there’s my tastes… However, I am into nasty electronic and industrial stuff and these guys are mind-blowing. Slow, brooding, if anyone likes H P Lovecraft then this is the aural equivalent, some kinda behemoth’s coming to crush you and steal your sanity.There’s some crazy, trippiness going on here, I’d say effects, but it’s not quite, there’s no fat on this record, nothing that doesn’t need to be here. If you’re into stuff like NIN, this might scare you a bit, but it’s worth a go.
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