It's been quite some time since we've heard a proper album from DJ Vadim, though he's been busy with a variety of projects in the intervening years since The Art Of Listening. He's wrapped himself around a new sound, but just as inventive as the creaky, atmospheric trip hop and left field hip hop that helped put him on the map in the first place. This outing finds Vadim mining a snapping contemporary hip hop vein, with nice bounce to the spare tracks, and his always inventive approach to the sampler and turntable firmly in place. Vocals run the gamut from crisp nusoul influenced singers, to rough ragga chatting, and of course, tight rhymes, courtesy a variety of co-conspirators, old and new, including Abstract Rude, Killa Kela, Skinny Man, Singa Blinga, Kathrin deBoer, Emo, Syrus, Sena, Diane, Deuce Eclipse, Monte Smith, Big Red and Lil Green. 17 tracks in all, including "Fear", "Talk to Me", "Them Say", "Soundcatchers", "Black IS The Night", "I Got To Rock", "Milwaukee", "Manchester", "Kill Kill Kill", "Watch That Sound", "Bath In Bleach" and "SD4".
(Sealed digipack pressing.)