Vinyl LP £14.99 ABR108LP
LP + download on Anticon ft. Four Tet, Clark...erm..all-star cast producer crew on production.
CD £8.99 ABR108CD
CD on Anticon ft. Four Tet, Clark etc. production.
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- End It All by Beans
Yeah yeah yo! Beans returns with his fourth solo outing and it's a beast. After the pressure of producing the fifth album for his recently reunited left-field hip-hop outfit Anti-Pop Consortium Beans felt the need to blow off some steam and do something different and hence the arrival of 'End It All'. Here Beans concentrates on the rhymes and leaves the production to a host of innovative artists and producers including Four Tet, Clark, In Flagranti, TOBACCO, members of Interpol, TV On The Radio and The Bumps (Tortoise's rhythm section). Considering the variety and eclecticism of the artists involved this is a surprisingly consistent record and the best hip-hop LP I've heard since Raekwon's 'Only Built For Cuban Linx II'. Beans spits all sorts of vocabulary over various awesome cuts with early highlights being collaborations with Four Tet entitled 'Death Sweater' and 'Anvil Falling' (which is pure Outkast style), TOBACCO's 'Glass Coffins' and the ultra tidy old skool 'Electric Eliminator' courtesy of the John McEntire and John Herndon of Tortoise whose Bumps LP comes highly recommended. It'll take a while longer for me to digest the intricacies of the rhymes but from what I've heard so far, Beans is on fine form, bigging himself up with his tongue firmly pressed against the inner of his cheek. His rhymes are also printed on the insert which is a rarity. Why Warp didn't hold on to this lad is beyond me.
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