Space Settings

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  • Summary: 'Space Settings' is the debut from the hip-hop side project for Jimmy Tamborello (Postal Service, Dntel), who along with Plug Research artists Allen Avanessian, Daedelus and John Tejada (plus Thomas Fehlmann), provides the musical backdrop for an array of MCs that includes Beans and Rocmon.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Despite the experiments with the various flavors of hip-hop and glitch techno, Spacesettings is a solid album from some of the more exciting artists in the IDM scene.
  2. With this diverse cast of characters, the web of collaboration and sonic diversity could spin off forever. But under Avanessian's watchful presence, the sonic palette remains in a key that will perpetually draw head-nodders in.
  3. A unique hip-hop/electronica blend, featuring some hypnotic instrumentals and verse from some under-the-radar greats.
  4. As a hip-hop record, Headset's Space Settings fails to hit the mark of its influences, but it is successful in its own right.
  5. There are moments of brilliance, no doubt, scattered handsomely throughout this album, but the overall effect is one of frustration, and not simply the frustration associated with great musicians struggling to come up with interesting ideas, but the frustration we all experience with music as a whole.
  6. Alternative Press
    A novel idea that falls flat due to poor execution. [Dec 2004, p.162]
  7. Spacesettings is liquidated, hookless, and entirely flaccid.

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  1. JohnB
    Sep 18, 2004
    just check it out, it's dope!