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This album made me want to hurl chunks but the sleeve is really lovely so I may just buy it for thatr and throw the record in the bin x
Been awhile.....been a loooong while. The last time I paid too much attention to Adam Drucker (aka avant hop wordsmith Dose One of cLOUDDEAD, Themselves etc) was the last Subtle album ‘Exiting Arm) which slightly meekly followed ‘For Hero For Fool’ which should have been a worldwide smash in my humble opinion (I’m not counting here the 13 & God collab with The Notwist where Dose sounds like he has his mouth tied up with gaffa tape). Instead of becoming the nerd-hop equivalent of the dude from Outkast, Dose One has ploughed a more obscure field since the dissolution of his old band, exemplified in this new album whose all-over-the-bloody-place tangle of voice and electronics is a complex web of sound and melody but only hits the true spot on rare occasion.
At times its like the Cardiacs turned hip hop, nothing stays for too long, melodies come and go flitting in and out of the energetic tracks with barely a ‘hello’. Sometimes you ache for a solid tune and something a little more straightforward. Such as......opening track ‘Dancing X’ where Dose is kind of Britney-fied with some super electro production and a catchy mesh of voices and a chorus that could almost be played at the disco (causing unbridled broken limbs as people try in vain to wrestle with the numerous time changes). This is what Dose is brilliant - the boy aint gonna go commercial - he’s more Tom Waits than Tom Jones - but the appearance of a hummable ‘catchy bit’ culminating in insane cartoon rap works wonders for these complex tunes. From thereon the album lies somewhere between impressive and impenetrable. Skewed, disjointed but its good to have him back.
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