On "Julia Set", a track on Quicksand (2002), Noah23 had promised that his next album would come with a complimentary dictionary. It could have been a good idea. The characteristic of the rapper from Gelph, indeed, is to build his raps with plenty of unusual and weird words, coming from the worlds of technology, medicine, or science-fiction. In addition to this, he delivers them at full speed, mixing them with incongruous beats coming from folk music, or drum'n'bass, or whatever else he has in mind. Needless to say, since his first album, Neophyte Phenotype (2001), many have been quite dubious when listening to his music.
Noah23 is one of these underground semi-stars, who never really made it, but were some kind of key references in the indie rap scene by the early 2000's. Now that this kind of hip-hop is a faint memory - and just like many of its key players - the rapper from Guelph, Ontario, found an asylum at the Ramos brothers' Fake Four. Thanks to them, he released Fry Cook on Venus in 2011. And the least that we can say, listening to this album, is that his change of label is perceptible.