9/10 Brian Staff review, 20 May 2011
Trippy downtempo housey breaks; lucid bent, rugged rhythms; laid back but propulsive rapping & grooving avant-smeared cyber hip-hop have been expertly blended to graze harmoniously on this fabulous collection of itchy future beats. I'm unsure what order my VLC media player is chuffing out these tracks but the bouncy electronic mood-piece '106' has the most fantastic dripping glass sounds on. Just one of many startling effects to be used throughout this diverse & box-fresh outing. Ranging subtly in style, utilising beloved classic sounds whilst maintaining originality, all this without compromising any of the effortless flow. I'm pleased to report 'Yx_aka_1ch_aka_Solo' is a classic modern electronic album with a strong exploratory dynamism underpinning largely accessible funky mind-benders that sound, nevertheless, beamed in from Mars. A keen dose of integrity and a scent of mischief give this album its moody slink, that cheeky noir-swagger and on the vocal tracks its sassy spirit. A pleasure from start to finish, as a consistent listen I feel this has to be the finest piece on Skam for a long while...
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