First time vinyl outing for Mndsgn’s Breatharian album from last year. This is a collection of inventive, slightly unusual hip-hop beat tracks. Beats by Mndsgn have ended up behind Danny Brown and Knxwledge, so watch out. Two exclusive new tracks have been appended for this release too. On Fresh Selects.
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- Breatharian by Mndsgn
8/10 Micky Most 24th January 2016
It's not the longest and some of the tracks could have been fleshed out a tad, as the average length of the tracks is around 1.30 mins, which can be frustrating, but it's definitely not short of ideas and the production and overall sound belies the indie aesthetic of the LA mixtape scene that producer Ringgo Achetta forms part of.
Mndsgn generally has got a warmth and soulful vibe with plenty of Steve Kuhn style Rhodes samples and jazzy stylings and manages to tread a fine line between being slickly groovy and the abstract beats that too many of his contemporaries get sucked into and losing the funk. Nice to blend and the breatharian theme provides a nice them to what might otherwise be just a bunch of instrumental beats, it leaves you wanting more, which can't be a bad thing.
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