Friday, March 20, 2009


by Exile

This entire album was made only with a radio and an MPC 2000XL. When I first heard that, I thought of Negativland, and their overly-earnest work. Exile however, keeps the politics to a minimum, and instead creates lushly layered beats that show he is a producer of great talent and originality.

The album does contain a large number of 'skits' in the Madlib vein, but between them are beautiful pieces of music, especially towards the end of the album ('Love Line' and 'IN LOVE' are excellent, if thematically similar, examples).

Below The Heavens, Exile's album with Blu, made me take notice of this producer, but this album puts him into the category of 'must buy'.

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