by DJ Shadow
- Record Label: Mass Appeal
- Release Date: Jun 24, 2016
- Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the DJ/producer features guest appearances from Bleep Bloop, Nils Frahm, Ernie Fresh, Matthew Halsall, G Jones, and Run the Jewels.
- Record Label: Mass Appeal
- Genre(s): Electronic, Rap, Turntablism, Left-Field Hip-Hop
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|[El-P] Picture this I'm a bag of dicks Put me to your lips I am sick I will punch a baby bear in his shit Give me lip I'ma send you to the yard, get...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 16 out of 26
Mixed: 10 out of 26
Negative: 0 out of 26
Jun 24, 2016Not everything works--“California” succumbs to a kind of spare, thudding aimlessness, as though the track wasn’t sure what to include and what to lose--but overall, this is DJ Shadow’s best work since his early-aughts heyday.
Jun 23, 2016Once the onslaught of ideas becomes less disorienting, however, it just feels impressive in its inventiveness.
Jul 20, 2016There's a slow burn to many of the tracks, movements building like waves, and when they crash, it's glorious. When they fail to, it's all the more frustrating. But those high points are as high as any artist alive.
Jun 20, 2016The repetition of the word “mambo” over another messy beat fails to do much. There’s too much going on to really make much sense of what’s happening. Shadow quickly makes up for that with two of the most alluring tracks on the record. “Ashes To Oceans” features British jazz composer and trumpeter Matthew Halsall, providing a gorgeous contribution to the already haunting composition. On “Pitter Patter,” rain-fall piano notes permeate the track while producer Bleep Bloop and Nite School Klik associate/trap producer G Jones give it an ethereal feel.
Jul 5, 2016What the record lacks in the main part is a sense of urgency and excitement. Too often the songs wash over you, making no serious appeal for your heart or mind.
Jun 20, 2016There are a few tracks (including the two straight-ahead rap tunes and haunting closer ‘Suicide Pact’) where he does actually let the groove unfold naturally, but that just makes even more frustratingly clear how much better the rest of this record could be if only Shadow would just ease off on the tinkering and fidgeting.
Jun 21, 2016The Mountain Will Fall sounds, at best, like a decent mixtape made by someone with pretty good taste. Thing is, you can probably make one of those yourself.
Positive: 0 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
Negative: 1 out of 1
Oct 1, 2017My inception of Dj shadow was through a film called Twin town and my father playing it in the car.. . Music to my years... and then, this....My inception of Dj shadow was through a film called Twin town and my father playing it in the car.. . Music to my years... and then, this.... The Mountain most definitely did fall, echoing a cacophonous death knell to contemporary music as it crashed down,… Expand
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