12 Bit Blues

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  • Summary: Samples from early blues records are used in the sixth studio album for the Canadian DJ.
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  1. After more time than anyone from either camp will be inclined to give it, the album takes on a compelling, sui generis sonic identity, at least for someone from the blues side.
  2. Sep 14, 2012
    80
    A hip-hop blues record is an interesting concept and in Koala's nimble hands, a unique listening experience.
  3. Sep 14, 2012
    80
    It's intriguing and at times vaguely unsettling.
  4. These are tipsy juke-joint stompers with feeling in their heart as well as dust in their grooves.
  5. Nov 29, 2012
    80
    Kid Koala might be known for his light-hearted approach, but nothing here feels inappropriately kooky.
  6. Sep 14, 2012
    75
    12 Bit Blues is an enjoyable record and an exciting addition to Kid Koala's catalog.
  7. Q Magazine
    Sep 14, 2012
    60
    Oddly, for an album inspired by the blues, there's not much misery, and what vocals are there get looped and treated beyond storytelling. [Oct 2012, p.103]

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  1. Oct 11, 2012
    9
    One of the best album of 2012!! Kid Koala is perfect !! This is a modern reinterpretation of very vintage blues.
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    One of the best album of 2012!! Kid Koala is perfect !! This is a modern reinterpretation of very vintage blues.
    Upbeat or downtempo and a few moment he's really haunting mood!! And a great mention for the packages, it's really nice!!
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