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January 2014

Sunday 5 January 2014

DALEK - Absence

, 23:13

Some doubts had remained, after listening to From Filthy Tongue of Gods & Griots (2002), Dälek's previous album. It had been a bit too uneven, and it relied too much on easy tricks like noises, walls of sound and crescendos, to make an impact. Despite some true gems, for example "Spiritual...

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Monday 13 January 2014


, 22:31

In the 2000's, Saskatoon's Factor produced tens of albums. This was his merit, but also his flaw. Sometimes, the Canadian beatmaker seemed to prefer quantity over quality. He built lots of new loops and new beats, but he didn't necessarily take the time to fine-tune them as much as the talented...

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