Cage – Hell’s Winter (Def Jux) This is something of a signature Def Jux album. There are apparently numerous producers featuring on this HipHop album, but it has a very traditional (if that term can be used for such bruising, claustrophobia-inducing, low-bitrate texturing) El-P sound to it. I have been informed that DJ Shadow producedContinue reading “Thirty-five”


13 And God – Men Of Station E.P. (Alien Transistor) Kicking off with what would turn out to be the strongest song on their later debut album, this teaser from the team of Themselves and The Notwist is really a rather pleasant diversion. The title track inhabits that increasingly populated space between Hip Hop, indieContinue reading “Forty-three”


General Patton vs. The X-ecutioners – Joint Special Operations Task Force (Ipecac) Released earlier in the year than Patton’s Fantômas album, this is aurally very much a practice run for what is to follow. The key difference, though, is the method of composition. Whereas the Fantômas was essentially an incredibly complex take on the heavyContinue reading “Forty-eight”