Perhaps it tries to cover too many bases, but over-stretching is surely more laudable than sticking to a narrow format, something recent material has tended to do. A breezy opener, "Ev Rehbahdee", featuring current favourites Planet Asia suggests a party, hands-in-the-air session, that is as enjoyable as it is misleading.
This has real bounce although the lyrics are a little tired. Then there is the moody "Lay Me Down" with a vocodered Terry Dexter and a neo-soul feel Yadda Yadda - will.i.am* - Lost Change (CD the most complete track on offer and one that should get a wider hearing.
The next two are a bit hit and miss. An all too brief cod, rasta-reggae track "Possessions" and a trip-hop instrumental sitar and rock guitar give some idea of the wide spectrum of sounds Will. It leads into a catchy, uptempo number, "Money", which is a would be deep message rap that doesn't completely come off.
The arrangement, however, is exemplary, with a particularly haunting female chorus and a great horn section. The use of trumpet and sax is a highlight throughout the album. The title track is a good example, having an almost mariachi feel to it but laid over a spacey, electronic groove. It is at this point that you start to realise that this would have been better as an all instrumental project, with maybe the odd backing vocal.
Increasingly the words seem to get in the way of some adept playing -- this is a good band. The non-vocal cuts -- "Lost Change" in D and then E Minor, "Yadda Yadda" and the lovely, jazz-drenched "Control Tower" -- all work so well, the redundancy of the rap artists becomes embarrassing. It may be that I have just lost interest in the shouting that makes up most contemporary hardcore rap -- certainly a more laid back set of guests would have helped.
Ears less troubled by current mike styles will enjoy the CD as a whole. Lost Change certainly is no disgrace to the series, either in its aims or its execution. I just wish there had been at least one outstanding example of the rhymer's art. Still, those who questioned Will. Even though it is flawed, it stands as rebuttal to the argument that hip-hop has lost interest in Album) and structure and is totally about image.
There is an exploratory, if somewhat ambling, for-its-own-sakedness on show here. This is something that has characterised this series and, it has to be said, precious few rap offerings in the last 12 months. Persuasive and patchy in about equal proportions, it still makes most mainstream output look crass and opportunistic. On everything from climate change to gender identity, archaeologists offer vital insight into contemporary issues.
Shifting gears from aspiring electropop princess to rock 'n' rule dream queen, Toronto's DYLYN is re-examining her life while searching for truth with a new song and a very scary-good music video. It rewards deep listening, and acts as a global rebuke against bigotry, extremism and authoritarianism. Brooklyn experimental quartet JOBS don't have a conventional musical bone in their body, resulting in a thrilling, typically off-kilter new album, endless birthdays. It's an emotionally powerful collection that inspires repeated listens.
Hawkwind's debut opened the door to rock's collective sonic possibilities, something that connected them tenuously to punk, dance, metal, and noise. Lush art and dark, cryptic fables permeate Zao Dao's stunning graphic novel, Cuisine Chinoise. Though will has taken the instrumental-based series and put his own stamp on it, that stamp still contains occasional hues of Black Yadda Yadda - will.i.am* - Lost Change (CD Peas ' early organic stylings "Ev Rebahdee" featuring Planet Asia.
Yet, BBE's progressive format frees him up to dabble in a menagerie of musical styles. And he's up to the challenge, as Lost Change fuses together aspects of jazz, electronica, funk, Caribbean, and trip-hop rhythms, Yadda Yadda - will.i.am* - Lost Change (CD.
While the straight-up rhyming tracks border on sublime "I Am" to humdrum "Money" featuring Huck FynnOezlemand Horn Dogsit's the instrumental format where he truly flourishes. Showing a true knack for experimentation, the album leisurely darts back and forth between the reggae-scented "Possessions," "Lost Change" which coalesces jazzy horns, with junkyard band riffingand the hazy electronic fuzz of "Thai Arrive," which unfolds like a Radiohead track.
Similarly, "Lay Me Down" has the potential to be a break-out hit, as will 's infectious snare claps and blissful horn snippets provide a cooled-out platform for Terry Dexter Album) soulful vocal scatting.
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Track Listing. Ev Rebahdee.
Haircut, You Excite Me - Various - Midnight Shift, The Festival Records Story (CD), Adagio Lamentoso, Meisje, Ik Ben Een Zeeman - New Four - 15 Jaar (Vinyl, LP), Bassoon Concerto In D Minor, Rv 481 - I. Allegro Non Molto (Excerpt), Electronic Eye - 1st Blood - Beats4thePeople (CDr), Malice Of Illusion - Valhalore - Voyage Into Eternity (CD, Album), Dying - Hole (2) - Celebrity Skin (CDr, Album)