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8.5

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
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  1. Aug 24, 2015
    7
    This Jazz album is a very enjoyable listen. It combines elements of hip hop electronic and jazz music into an interesting avant garde fusion. El p is quite talented.
  2. music411
    Mar 26, 2007
    8
    I found this relaxing record to be a very enjoyable listen. It is not over complex like many other El-P releases but it is afforded his thick production leaving the players a lot of room to meander as they choose. Not the best it could have been but certainly not bad for a casual jazz listen. Think anti-acid jazz.
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71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
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  1. E! Online
    67
    A quiet, meditative effort. [5 Mar 2004, p.68]
  2. A collection of nourishing soundscapes, all of which are just as jagged and defiant as El-P's hip-hop work.
  3. For the most part, what hampers the recording is a reliance on a single type of musical form: the vamp. Over simple (and endlessly repetitive) chordal structures, the players just noodle.