8/10 Li'l Biz Staff review, 25 January 2012
'I Don't Got' is the second album from singer-songwriter Karl Bielik. I don't remember hearing 'Shop' but the lads in the office have got nothing but praise for the man's work. It would appear that this sentiment has been echoed by the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Brendan Lynch and Erol Alkan who have all worked on remixes for Bielik. His style is familiar to me sitting somewhere between the ramshackle party punk of The Cramps and the more eccentric skronk of Beefheart or perhaps Tom Waits. There are occasional moments that stray from this blueprint especially on synth led tracks but Bielik's rant-aholic stream on conscience lyrical style holds these loose themes together very naturally. Production and compositional experimentation are the order of the day on 'I Don't Got' which makes for an intriguing listen and will have you coming back for more. Excellent stuff.
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