Thursday, May 22, 2008

I'm really digging this new Metaform album. Dirty beats and violins, horns, flutes and samples, cymbals crashing, fingers snapping, chimes and loops and pianos. It's all over the place in just the right way.

If you enjoy the assemblages of Kid Koala, RJD2, DJ Shadow/U.N.K.L.E., Avalanches, and their ilk, you'll want to play this album on repeat.

CD Baby called Metaform a blend of "Anticon-esque fractured hip-hop beats with the experimentalism of Animal Collective and the beauty of Home Video, Mum or some other smokey-lounge act."

Weiss said, "...along with Dilla’s Donuts and Blockhead’s Uncle Tony’s Coloring Book, this is one of the best hip-hop instrumental albums in recent memory.

I agree.

You can hear examples on their myspace page.