Monday, September 14, 2015

“Paper Seatbelts” C64
(I Had an Accident Records)

For some reason, Side B of this album does it for me (tracks 10+) so much more than the first side. Maybe it’s the more adventurous backing music (Side A has the standard R&B backing band vibe) or the grittier issues of depression drinking & getting booted from the pub (backing music corresponding perfectly with bar-sweaty BBKing recollections).  Next follows by a song that really reminds me of MOOD’s “Doom” album (a criminally overlooked mid-west gem with Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek strong hands in the mix) with non-western backing. There’s lush orchestration throughout, with plenty of guests to mix it up, including a remix with Cannibal Ox. Check out the links below.

- - Jacob An Kittenplan