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From Filthy Tongue Of Gods And Griots

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Spiritual Healing
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Speak Volumes
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...From Mole Hills
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Artichristo
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Hold Tight
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Heads
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Black Smoke Rises
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Trampled Brethren
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Voices Of The Ether
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Forever Close My Eyes
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Classical Homicide
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 56:40

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Opened my eyes

bleego

Never heard a hip hop album like it before or since. Even Absence can't really recreate the beauty and intensity of this record. Lots of gorgeous melodies buried in mounds of static, great lyricism. Texture for miles. Some songs are even poppy in a triumphant way. Forever Close My Eyes is my favorite, with the heavenly delayed and reverberated bells buoying the song up into the stratosphere while it dwells on some of the darkest themes of the album. If it weren't for the 12 minute noise fest of Black Smoke Rises, I'd give it 5 stars. Skip that track.

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True Hip Hop

Robbo

doctorbob, you actually do like hip hop. You just think that this is different to hip hop because you've never heard anything like it. This is great hip hop that isn't mainstream, simple as that. Anyone that likes El-P or the first UNKLE album etc., will like this. Maybe doctorbob should check this albums out too...

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hip hop for people who hate hip hop

doctorbob

This is great stuff full of great sounds. Start with "negro necro nekros" and move on to this. Read the Pitchfork review for a much tastier explaination.

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If you’re the type of hip-hop fan who finds a group like OutKast a tad too experimental for your tastes, you might wanna back away from this album slowly and try not to make any sudden moves. With a cacophonous sound that falls somewhere between the Bomb Squad, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, and that annoying guy with the jackhammer who just…won’t…stop, this is music for those people who think Anti-Pop Consortium just isn’t quite weird enough. The jarring industrial noise that drives the opening “Spiritual Healing” is your first clue that Dälek is coming from a whole ‘nother frame of reference, with producer Oktopus’ grinding grooves providing a dense, dark backdrop for some furiously inventive mike work. Thankfully, not every track here is quite so chaotic: The haunting instrumental “Antichristo” wouldn’t sound out of place on a DJ Shadow album, while the exotic Indian drones and tabla beats of “Trampled Brethren” almost border on accessible. But even a noise-loving freak like DJ Spooky would be put off by the dissonant, 12-minute spoken word epic “Black Smoke Rises.” Warning: Easy listening this is not. – Bret Love

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