Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Music Album

Deltron 3030, by Dan the Automator and Del the Funky Homosapian

Why rap music done properly is THE musical form of the 21st century.

In a world moving so fast it seems apt that lyrics be delivered with the same rapidity, pulling inspiration, imagery and ideas from everywhere – science fiction, theology, politics, comic books, astronomy, computers… creating something original in the process.

Quick fire words. One after another. Uncommon combinations of an unexpected variety. Rules broken. New laws made. No morose over-analysis or self-important statements. Just ideas. A great thought passed over and on and onto the next one.

Samples too are another way of juxtaposing and bringing together all manner of sounds and images: "Two turntables and a microphone!"

All played over heavy drums and bone-rattling bass: space age sounds, lasers, bleeps, echoes, drones, loops, noise, scratching.

"Sonically sparking brain cells till they’re sparkling"

The ultimate in post-modernism.

A reminder of how much stuff is out there. A galaxy of potential contained in a few bars.

Less of a music album, more a sonically produced film experience.

Positive Contact indeed.


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